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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unsteadable, adj. [Stedabill adj.] Unhelpful, unprofitable. — 1689 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIV 545.
The petitioners husband being perswadded from what favors Mr. McLean, wryter to the signet, hath allready procured for him that his continueing his solicitationes in his behalf might not be unsteadable

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