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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Quhele-band,) Quheil(l)-band, n. Also: quhil-. [e.m.E. and ME whele-band (1392–3), also qwele-bann (north., 1557), in sense a below (1392–3); in sense b below (dial., a1656).] a. The tire of a wheel. b. ? Chiefly Sc. and northern: A strap or band that goes round the rim of a (spinning-)wheel and, when activated, causes it to revolve. — a1568 Jok & Jynny 34.
Ane tub, ane barrow with ane quheilband
1625 Brechin Test. IV 183b. 1635 Edinb. Test. LVII 225.
Thrie bunsche of quheill bandis
1668 Boyd Fam. P. No. 289.
12 quhil bands 1 lb, 9 s.

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