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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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(Spade-silver,) Spaid(e)-silver, n. Also: spad-, speid-. [Spad(e n. and Silver n. 8.] A payment in sense 8 of Silver n. 1567 Reg. Privy S. V ii 363/1.
Cum lie spaid silver pro eiiciendis, effodiendis et lucrandis glebis et cespitibus vulgariter lie turff et devattis et lie girs guidis
1580 (1590) Reg. Great S. 608/2.
Cum liee speid-silver pro lucrandis lie turff and douattis
1606 Reg. Great S. 634/1.
Cum lie spaid-silver pro effossione petarum
1654 Retours II Inq. Spec. Fife (1591).
The office of raynging the Lowmonds of Falkland, with spaide silver for delveing and winning thairwpone of truffs, peatts, and devotts
1668 Retours I Inq. Spec. Fife (1040).
Officio scrutandi lie Lowmonds de Falkland, cum spad silver etc.

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