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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Imprenable, Inprynnabill, a. [e.m.E. impren(n)able, late ME. and F. imprenable.] Of a fortress: That cannot be taken, impregnable. — 1578 Reg. Privy C. III. 78.
The saidis Grahames hes biggit to thameselffis stane houssis inprynnabill for the warden of Scotland his power
c 1610 Misc. Hist. Soc. II. 218.
The Erle … escaipit … to Dunbar, a place than imprenable

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