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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Hafe-,) Haif-wrak, n. Also: haif-wraik, half-wrak. [Cf. ON. haf-rek.] In Orkney and Shetland: Wreckage washed ashore. — 1489 Reg. Great S. 390/1.
Cum le wattil, wrak et haif-wrak
1564 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. 149.
Cum wrak, waith, haifwraik, wattell, chettrie et skattis [etc.]
1572 Ib. 186.
Cum wrak, waith, half wrak [etc.]

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