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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

(Plat,) Platt, v.3 P.p. plattit, also platit. [Sc. alteration, after Plat n.3, of e.m.E. plot v. to make a plan of (1588), to plan or plot (1589).] tr. To plan or devise (something to be carried out); chiefly, to plot (some nefarious action). —(1) 1601 Crim. Trials II. 364.
Quhilk purpois being plattit and sett doun be him and thame
1607 Melvill 745.
But being done … polliticallie … quhairas … the … middes … are dilligentlie devysit and painefully dressit and platit
1610 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 343.
The said Captane William Randell … haveing consultit and plattit with the said Captane Harvie maist … piraticallie reft and away tuik the said Captane Randellis schip [etc.]
Ib. 345.(2) 1619 Garden Elphinstoun 1368.
Our prelat Williame … is send … Unto the Englishe king With whome the peace he platts

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