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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Magnes, n. [Late ME. (Trevisa) and e.m.E., L. magnēs.] a. Magnes-stane, a loadstone. b. Black manganese, as used in glass-making. (Cf. Eng. magnesia (1677), manganese (1676), id.). — 1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 269.
Ane magnes stane price thairof vj li. xiij s. iv d.
1647 J. Hope Diary (1919) 140.
[For glass works:] Sex hundreth weight of magnes

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