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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mufabil(l, Mofabil(l, a. Also: mufabile, mwfabil, muff-, mwffabill; mofabile, -abyl, mofeable. [Var. of Movabil(l a.] Movable (goods). = Movabil(l a. 1.(1) 1400 Maxwell Mem. I. 138.
The forsayd Robert sal vnderga of tha dettis [of his deceased father] the tane half gyf thair be nocht tyl assith thaim of hys awyn mofabyl gude
14.. Quon. Attach. c. 3.
The quhilkis ar pledyt be wrang & vnlaw apon muffabill gudis
1527 Carnwath Baron Ct. MS. 75.
Ib. 36.
Mofabil gudis
1531 Ib. 68.
To haf forfalt … al thair mwfabil gudis takis & steddingis
1533 Ib. 78.
(2) 1400 Maxwell Mem. I. 138.
Owr landis, rentis and possessyonys and al owr gud mofabyl and vnmofabyl
1423–4 Wemyss Chart. 47.
Al owre gudis, mofeable and vnmofeable
1482 Edinb. Chart. 155.
Thair … gudis mofabill and vnmofabill als weil nocht common as common
(3) 1500 Prot. Bk. J. Young 243.
To be nerrest … air … of the mofabile gudis of airschip

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