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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Plite, Plyt(e, Pleite, n.2 [ME. and e.m.E. plite (1387–8), plyt(e (14–15th c.), also pliȝt (c 1460), plyght (1463–4), of the same origin as Plite,n.1] a. A pleat in a garment. b. A fold or wrinkle in the skin. — 1503 Treas. Acc. II. 209.
For vij ½ elne taffeti to lyne the Quenis goun … For ane elne Scottis blak to tak up the plytis of the samyn
Ib. 225.
1643 Edinb. Test. LX. 204 b.
Ane rydmg caipe with ane pleite thairin
b. a1568 Bann. MS. 227 a/8.
Hir lyre is lilly lyk plesand forowttin plyt

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