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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Saltable, Sawtable, adj. [e.m.E. sawtable (1556), saultable (1563), saltable (a1652); Salt v.2] Of a place or its fortifications: Capable of being assaulted, assailable. — 1548 Corr. M. Lorraine 276.
The … castell ys presentlye in grett imperfecctyon, evenn almost sawtable rownde abowt
1558-66 Knox I 205.
The haill sowth qwarter betuix the foir tour and the east blok-house was maid saltable
c1650 P. Gordon Brit. Dist. 23.
Befor he could make the place saltable [etc.]

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