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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unfillable, adj. [ME and e.m.E. vnfilabil (Rolle), vnfillable (Wyclif).] a. That cannot be satisfied; insatiable. b. That cannot be filled; bottomless. —a. 1456 Hay I 27/28, 30.
For rycht as in the pitt of hell, is ane unfillable gredy appetite to suelly all misdoaris, and never may be stanchit, sa is thare in the avaricious man ane unfillable gredy covatis of gold
b. 1456 Hay II 154/11.
Syk mennis cofferis has na ground, bot ar unfillable, for thare is nane end na terme sa somme in thair covatis

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