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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kil-, Kyllfull, n. [Kill n.1] The amount of corn or malt held by a kiln. 1482 Peebles B. Rec. 192.
The drystar sall haf for ilk kyllfull tyll his seruice vj d. and his dynar
1605 Crim. Trials II. 452.
Burning of … fourscoir dargis of hay. with ane kilfull of malt
1630 Justiciary Cases I. 145.
The said proveist … haifing ane kilfull of corne than drying in his kill, the samyn … was altogidder brunt
1660 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 295.
[48 s.] for the use of his kill for dryeing of four kilfulls of malt
1707 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 71.
Wherin there was 53 ston meall and 2 pecks and a half of grots, 6 pecks seads of on kilfull

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