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

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

(Mettall-,) Mettelable, a. [Met(t)al(l n. 4 a.] Full of spirit, courage or ‘mettle’, spirited, mettlesome. — 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 58.
The watch of the Inglis horsemen … brak vpone the said Frenchemen with mettelable audacitie

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"Mettelable adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Aug 2022 <>



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