A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
(Tenable,) Tinable, adj. (e.m.E. tenable (1570) capable of being held against attack.) — 1679 J. Somerville Mem. II 283.
It was not for the honour of the regiment … that they should be devyded … by haveing the one half of them left within a ruinous hole not tinable by nature and farre lesse by art; that if they should come to be beseiged [etc.]
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