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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Paragon(e, -igone, -ogon(e, n.2 Also: parr-; bar(r)-. [e.m.E. paragon (c 1605), special applic. of Paragon(en.1: cf. Parago n. and F. parangon de Venise, the finest silk stuffs from Venice (Littré).] A good-quality fabric, appar. a kind of double camlet. Also attrib. — 1624 Edinb. Test. LII. 236.
Paragon at xl s. the elne
1624 Brechin Test. IV. 146.
Ane gowne of paragone
1628 Edinb. Test. LIV. 280.
1631 Ib. LV. 174 b.
Ane gowne … of parogon Scottis stuff of my awin making
1635 Ib. LVII. 55 b.
Twa peice of barragone … barogone … at xx s. the eln … mixt parogone
16.. Berw. Doc. i. No. 21.
Ane sute of clais of gray parragon
attrib. 1625 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 287.
Halfe of ane parragon gown

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