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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Juel(l, n. Also: jwell, jwal. [e.m.E. and ME. jwel (1560), juel(le (c 1290), juall (1460), AF. juel. Cf. Jowel(l and Jewal(l.] A precious object. = Jowel(l 1.(a) 1547 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 3.
To be master and treasourer of his juellis and plate
1573 Inv. Q. Mary clviii.
Inquirit gif the Lard of Pharnyhirst[is wyff] gat ony of the juellis
1570 Leslie 71.
The Scottis men … war … far abone the Inglis men baithe in appareill, riche juellis and massy cheanis
1683 Wemyss Chart. 255.
My big jwell, which hir father geu fyu hunder pund sterling for
1688 Carnegie Lett. 374.
A receipt of some juells
(b) 1596 Dalr. I. 2/23.
Quhill Brutus … was seiking a resting place with some Troiane jwalis and reliques

b. Applied to a person. c 1565 Lennox Mun. 448.
What ȝelouse naturall care your maiesti hath of owr swete and peerles juell
1677 Inverness Presb. 79.
To be styled faithful servants by Christ in the day quhairin he will mak up his juells

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