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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Tursabill, -abyll, -able, Turceabil, adj. [Turs v.1] Able to be carried, portable. — 1540 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 226.
Laid, pok, sek, slaid and uther tursabyll geir
a1586 Maitland Ho. Seytoun 43.
The Inglismen … spulyeit the kirk, and tuk away the bellis, organis, and all vther tursable thingis
a1570-86 Maitl. F. 44/44.
[They] spulȝeit … insycht furthe of his hows of Blythe wourthe ane hundrithe pund and the haill tennentis insycht … that was tursabill
1610 Edinb. B. Rec. VI 346.
Yea … enterit abuird the said schip … and robit hir of hir turceabil gudis
c1650 Spalding II 449.
His soldiouris plunderit the toun pitifullie, and left nothing tursabill oncareit away

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