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Lane, Layn(e, n.2 Also: laine. [Sc. var. of Laun(e n. Cf. also Lan n. and Land(e n.3] The fabric lawn. Also attrib.(a) 1496 Halyb. 136.
2 half stekis off lane, the tayn cost 25 s., the tothir 18 s., to the stewart of Halyrod
1542 Acts & Decr. MS. I. 141.
Ane surplaith of kirsp, ane of lane, ane of holane claith
1565–6 Treas. Acc. XI. 468.
v elnis of lane to be colleris, the elne xx s.
1566 Ib. 493.
Fyne lane, the elne xxxij s.
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Sindon, cambrick or lane
1597 Bk. Rates MS. 7.
Invarte Customes … Lane the half stik xx li.
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 393.
As Joseph … rollit the bodie of the Lord within ane … claith of fyne lane
1621 Acts IV. 626/1.
That no persoun weare lanes or cambrike, and that no persoun … weare … cobwebe lanes
1629 Elgin Rec. II. 211.
Ther faces seimed whyt and as lane
1678 Red Bk. Grandtully II. 244.
Two pair ruffles of the best lane that could be had
(b) 1498 Halyb. 178.
2 stekis of layne, an cost 23 s.
1552 Treas. Acc. X. 114.
Thre elnis layne to be hir slevis
1561 Inv. Wardrobe 150.
Ane bed of layn sewit with silk
1578 Ib. 232.
Ane quaiff of layn
Twa pair of cornettis of layn
Ib. 235.
Twentie rabbatis of layn
1596 Crim. Trials I. ii. 391.
xxj ruffis of camrige and laine
1597 Lowe Chyrurgerie (1612) viii. v. 367.
Couer it with a linnen cloth, or for persons of higher dignitie take layne [pr. layre] or camerige
1624 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 252.
The … retailing of all pasmentis, laine, camrage and siclyik gildrie wair
attrib. 1568 Edinb. Test. I. 215 b.
xx paper of lane prenis
1575 Ib. III. 362.
Four losin layn collaris with silk
1582 Ib. X. 331 b.
Of layne claith … the steik viij li.
1607 Ib. XLIII. 152.
Tuelf camerage and lane ourlairis
1619 Crim. Trials III. 478.
Ane peirlet lane ruff
a1651 Calderwood V. 145.
Her sonne's picture … presented … to the King in a fyne lane cloath

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