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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unprobabill, -able, adj. [e.m.E. vnprobable (1532); Probabil(l adj.] Improbable, unlikely. Cf. Improbabill adj. 1622-6 Bisset II 397/21.
Betuix Leo the fourt and Benedictus the thrid Joanna Angla … ane Inglis woman succeded, quhilk appeiris to have bene ane unprobabill allegeance seing thair wes na sic space vacand betuix these twa
1685 Lauder Observes 186.
This was yet more surprizing and unprobable

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