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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Tractabill, -ible, -able, adj. [e.m.E. tractable (1502), L. tractābilis.] Docile, compliant, manageable. — 1460 Hay Alex. 228.
He was … Gracius in speiche fare language and tractabill
1615 Highland P. III 237.
Efter lang conferrence Angus … become moir tractible and craved of the deponner quhat course he sould tak for his releif
1632 Lithgow Trav. v 203.
Their education to this tractable expedition is admirable
1661 Black Sc. Witches 38.
The said James being werie tractable said befoir his death [etc.]

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