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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Platforme, v. Also platforming vbl. n. To provide with a flat roof or roof-walk (Platform(e n. 1). — 1560 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 97.
vxx xv stane of clayth leid to the platforming of the steipill
1578 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 73.
The provest [etc.] … ordanis to platforme the Kirk of Field stepill … the Freir port and West port
1616 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 341.
The said Thomas sall … platforme and mack watterthicht the haill heid of the hous with fyne aisler … with spoutis … to convoy the watter off the platforme
1632 Lithgow Trav. viii. 365.
The houses … are all builded with mudde and platformed on their tops

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