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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Philagram, n. [e.m.E. filagram (1696). See also Philagraneattrib.] Filigree. Also attrib. — 1681 Acts VIII. 348/1.
His majestie … prohibits … all merchants … to import into this kingdom … all philagram of gold or silver to be worne upon apparrell
1698 Edinb. B. Rec. 30 Aug. in Sc. Ant. V. 113.
[Clothes, stuffs, ribbons, fringes, tracings, loops, agreements or buttons made of silver, gold thread, wire or] philagram
attrib. 1688 Wemyss Chart. II. 257.
A litle gold box of philagram work

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