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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Plancheoun-naill, n. Also: plainscheoun-, plaineschone-, plainssume-naill; plansho-nail. (Var. of Plansc(h)our-nail(l n., with consonant assimilation. Cf. Plencheoun-nail n. and Planscheill-naill n.) — 1599 Paisley B. Rec. 227.
Plaineschone naills
1600–2 Montrose Treas. Acc. MS.
Coft four hundreth and halff hundreth plansho nailis xl s. vj d.
1629–30 Misc. Spald. C. V. 103.
[150] single plancheoun naillis and … [75] double plainscheoun naills, 1 lib. 7 s.
1643–4 Aberd. Shore Wk. Acc. 283.
For half honder dubel plainssume naills

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