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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Plencheo(u)n-nail(l, n. Also: plentio(u)n-, -shion-, -chone-, -schen-, plenission-, and -nale. (Var. of Plenschour-nail(l n., also in the mod. dial. Cf. Plancheoun-naill n. and Plenching-naill n.) — 1552–3 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 277.
Plenchone nalis
1573–4 Lee Hist. Church App. i. 397.
Plencheoun nails
1630–31 Aberd. Shore Wk. Acc. 176.
For ane dossin of dubell plention naills
1639–40 Misc. Spald. C. V. 105.
Singell plentioun naillis … at 10 s. the 100
Ib. 106.
Dowbell plentioun nailes … at 18 s. p. 100
1653 Ellon Par. 142.
500 single plencheon nailes to call on the lathe 50 s.
1682 Elgin Rec. II. 312.
For 100 dubell plenschen naills for puting up the stool of repentance
1687 Dunkeld Presb. II. 471.
For 115 flooring and 20 plenshion nails
1687 Old Ross-shire I. 95.
Yor ear to be nailit with ane double plenission naill

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