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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

(Schagrin,) Shagrin, Shagareen, n. Also: shaggerine. [17th c. Eng. shagrin-leather (1677), F. sagrin (1606), chagrain (1648, both in Larousse).] a. Shagreen, a type of leather with a granular surface, freq. dyed green. Also attrib. with case. b. A silk fabric. —a. 1646 J. Hope Diary (1958) 165.
To buy … 6 … bibles … and to cause bind them in shaggerine
1725 Edinb. Test. XC 12 July.
Two steel seals with shagareen cases ij s.
b. 1701 Fam. Rose 389.
9⅛ ells of grein silk shagrin for lyning
1702 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 197.
For 5½ ells black shagrin … £18 9 s.

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