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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Platly, adv. [ME. (Chaucer) and e.m.E., bluntly, plainly, Plat a.] a. Resting flat. = Plat a. and adv. 4. b. Without prevarication, plainly, clearly. c. Flatly (refused). — 14.. Acts I. 372/2.
Gif he puttis nocht fullely his hand ande platly apone the buk or on the halydome throv encheson of evill contenance making
1543 Corr. M. Lorraine 42.
Hes lordschip sall mak it sein platly: first [etc.]
1560 Cal. Sc. P. I. 381.
[This was] platly [refused]

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