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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Quhele-makar,) Quheill-makar, -er, n. Also: quheile-, quhiell-. [Late ME whelmaker (15th c.) = Quhele-wricht n.] Appar., A wheelmaker employed to serve the artillery (cf. Quhele-wricht n.). — 1561 Reg. Privy S. V i 220/2.
Ane lettir maid to Hew de Neullay, cannonar and quheill makar, makand him ane of hir hienes gunnaris ordinare
1561 Treas. Acc. XI 97.
Quheile makar
1565 Ib. 447.
Quhiell makar
1564–5 Ib. 345, etc. 1579 Reg. Privy C. III 205.
[Men] to serve his hienes … as ordinar gunnaris meltaris wrychtis quheill makaris smythis and powder makaris
Quheill maker

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