A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Inproffitable, -abill, -profitabil, a. [Var. of Improfitabil.] Unprofitable. — It may happin … that the airis of the king be … inproffitable; Irland Mir. fol. 343.
The auld tolbuith now lyand waist is altogidder inproffitabill; 1581 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 210.
Our wolls … most neids ly inprofitabill in the awneris handis; 1623 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 207.

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