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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Flagstane, n. [Flag n.2 Mod. E. flagstone (1730).] A flagstone. — 1554 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 113.
For thre flagstanis to be ane brig at the myidds of the calsay
1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 382.
Certane flag staynis to be layet at the clowse of the Burrow Loch
1616 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 340.
Quhilkis cobbillis the said Thomas … sall big about and fluir the samen with flagstanes

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