A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
Thousand-weight, -weycht, Thowsand-weght, n. [e.m.E. thousande weight (1538).] A weight of a thousand pounds. — 1619 Garden Elphinstoun 2064.
Thairinto [sc. the church] three bells, Tuell thowsand weght, he plac't 1643 Irvine Mun. I 101.
To delyver to … the bearer hearof one thousand weight of poulder for the use of my men 1644 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 16.
Ane thousand weycht of the best sort of metal that keips fyre best 1644 Irvine Mun. I 102.
Twa thousand weight of powlder out of the magasin 1647 Sinclair Satan's Inv. World Suppl. ii.
The band given by him to the said John upon the receipt of ane thousand weight of poulder
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