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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Quadruplat, -ate, -ait, adj. [L. quadruplāt-us p.p. of quadruplāre v. to multiply by four.] In musical theory: Quadruple, based on a ratio of one to four. (A string one-quarter of which is allowed to vibrate will do so at a pitch two octaves above that of the string at full length.) — a1500 Henr. Orph. 228 (Asl.).
Thar leryt he tonys proporcionate As dupler tripler … and eike the quadruplat [Ch. -ate, Bann. -ait]

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