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Slop, n.2 Also: sclop(e, slopp-. [ME and e.m.E. slop (1376) an outer garment; (a payre) sloppes (1481-90) wide, baggy trousers, MDu. slop an upper garment, ON sloppr a gown. Cf. OE oferslop.] An outer garment, a cloak, coat, tunic, or the like. Also attrib. with cote, goune. A kyrtil, a slop, a sircot, a mantell and a hode; 1503 Cal. Doc. (1888) 341.
v elnis skerlet to be the King ane schip sclop with ane hud; 1511 Treas. Acc. IV 193.
To be the King ane slop with slevis, ij elnis franche mella; 1533–4 Treas. Acc. VI 184.
To be ane set in nek to ane veluet slop; 1533–4 Treas. Acc. VI 185.
To Johnne Danȝell tailȝeour for certane sloppis and brekis furnist be him; 1539 Treas. Acc. VII 195.
Scloppys and brekis for the see to his graice; 1540 Treas. Acc. in Misc. Hist. Soc. X 18.
For ane sclope and ane payre of brekis; 1540 Treas. Acc. in Misc. Hist. Soc. X 36.
Grene velvet to walt ane slop and ane pair of brekis; 1540 Treas. Acc. VII 300.
Frenche blew gevin to be Graguis ane of the pagis ane slop; 1540 Treas. Acc. VII 312.
attrib. Cairsay to be ane slop cote to ane gunner boy; 1513 Treas. Acc. IV 432.
To be the King ane slop goune iij½ elnis pyle russet; 1533–4 Treas. Acc. VI 187.

b. ? Wide, baggy trousers. Pl. examples above may also belong here. 2 paria de lie sloppis; 1550 Reg. Great S. 105/1.

c. fig. ? Trailing clouds. This gloss of Dunb. is suggested by Denton Fox (see Commentary in Kinsley edition). J. Stewart seems to be imitating Dunb. The purpur hevyn ourscailit in silvir sloppis Ourgilt the treis; Dunb. G. Targe 26.
The christall skyis … sched in siluer slops; J. Stewart 137 § 6.

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