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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unbrekabill, -ble, adj. Also: umbrekable, on-brekabill. [17th c. Eng. vnbreakable (1611); Brek v.] Unbreakable, solid. Also in fig. context. —(a) 1460 Hay Alex. 15840.
And sic ane tempir gaif thai till it thare It was vnbrekabill as vther metall war
a1500 Henr. Orph. 405 (Asl.)
Hard is thi law, thi bandis vnbrekable [Ch. & M. vmbrekable]
(b) 1460 Hay Alex. 15836.
And thare devisit to mak ane tvn of glas Off tewich metall that on-brekabill was

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