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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knappet(t, Knappart, -ert, Knaphard, n. Also: knappeit, knap(p)it(t, knappat, knaipit; knappairt. [Variants of Knapholt, Knappald (like those of hamehald (hamet, hamer) or of scherald: and cf. also knarratt, knerrott, Knarholt).All but one or two of the occurrences noted (see quots. 1547, 1587) come from the Dundee, Forfarshire, Kincardineshire area.]

Clapboard. Also comb. with burde.(1) 1547 Reg. Privy S. 376/1.
Ane lettir maid to Gilbert Wilsoun, induellar of Leith, makand him cowper … with … power … to by … geir pertening to his occupatioun, sik as knappettis, skows, girdstingis
1576 Brechin Test. I. 1 b.
ij hunder knappeitis pryce of the hunder v lib.
1587 St. A. Test. II. 91.
Certane trein werk maid of knappetis and dalis
(2) 1552 Perth Guildry 285 (15 July).
Certane knappat sauld be the said Robert pertenyng to the said James in Abirdene
1567 Crail B. Ct. 8 July.
ijc knaipit
1580 Dundee Shipping L. 198.
Twa hunder knappet threttie pece of aikine tymmer
1583 Ib. 212.
Ane last knapit
1587 St. A. Test. II. 91.
To Walter Dalglesche for knappet and dalis
1590 Crail B. Ct. 24 Nov.
1616 Dundee Shipping L. 274.
Ane bark … conteaning … fyve barrell oismonds, ane ring knappitt
1622 Brechin Test. IV. 95 b.
Certane knappet
(b) 1588–9 Dundee Shipping L. 226.
Ane hunder knappairt
1612 Brechin Test. II. 208 b.
Tua hunderethe knappart pryce of all jc lib.
Ib. 224 b. 1625 Ib. IV. 201.
Four scoir and ten slicht knappert estimat all to [£13, 6, 8d.]
1682 Ib. VII. 89.
Nyn score peice of knappert at xij s the peice
comb. 1585 Prot. Bk. G. Fyiff 39.
Ane vater bukket, sex knappert burdis
(c) 1614 Dundee Shipping L. 247.
Foure thousand knaphard
1618 Ib. 298.
200 knaphard

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