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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lin-,) Lyn-nail(l, n. Also: line-, lyne- and -nal(e. [North. e.m.E. lyn nalle (1562), and mod. north. Eng. dial. lin-nail (EDD.): f. an OE. *lyne corresp. to OHG. lun fem., mod. Germ. dial. lunn, lon, and lonnagel, beside OE. lynis masc.; see Linspin(ne n.] = Lin-pin n. 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 293.
For fyfty iij chenȝeis to the lynnalis of the cartis and the erleddir pynnys ix s.
1535–6 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 185.
For twa caddall nalis, twa lyne nalis
1545 Treas. Acc. VIII. 391.
For irne to be ane lyn nail thair
1564 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 179; 1566 Treas. Acc. XI. 517.
Four lyn nalis
1618 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 103; 1622 Ib. 149.
For … making of a pair line nailles
1622 Edinb. Test. LI. 151.
Ane stane cairt body, ane pair of line naillis and ane pair of caldine naillis

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