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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Philagrane, attrib. [17th c. Eng. philigrin (1668), filograin, fillagreen, legrane, etc., F. filigrane (in 17th c. often -gramme), Ital. filigrana, f. L. fīlum thread and grānum grain.] Filigree (work). = Philagram n. 1681 Proclamation 11 April.
To put a stop to several … expensive commodities viz. of all silver and gold threed … philagrane work to be worn upon apparel [etc.]

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