A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Patil(l, -yl, -le, n. [North. ME. pattyl (1404), of obscure origin: cf. Padill n.1 In the mod. dial., Sc. and north. Eng.] A pattle or mud-scraper.
A tool like a small spade, used for removing mud or earth from a hard surface, esp. from the mouldboard of a plough; a plough-staff.
The patyl his hand clewyt to The muldebred quhen he suld mvk; Leg. S. xxv. 130.
The husband than woxe angrie … and caist his patill and greit stanis; Henr. Fab. 2243 (Ch.).
For axis patillis sweyis hollis [etc.] … to the Franche gardyner; 1535–6 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 191.
For ane patill to patil the kirk with vi s.; 1553–4 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 351.
Maid ane patill to put the wair of the stanis; 1555–6 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 196.
For ane patill with irne to patill the kirk flure; 1561–2 Ib. II. 152.
Ane irne patill and schule ane hewin ex; 1562 Edinb. B. Deeds 63.
Hirdmen sall hunt ȝow … Castand thair patlis [Calderwood the padle] and lat the pleuch stand still; 1570 Sat. P. xii. 72.
They being at the pleughe togidder … Patrick strake the said Alexr. with the patle; 1649 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 50.
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