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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Untrowabil(l, -byll, Untrouabyll, Ontrowable, adj. [ME vntrowable, vntrouable (both Wyclif); Trowabil adj.] Unbelievable, incredible. —(a) 1533 Bell. Livy II 99/35.
Sum cronikillis beris that the Romanis faucht with schippis aganis the Fidenatis & Veanis, bot the samyn is na les difficill [to haue creditt] than vntrowabil
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2760.
Wycht fute men … Quhose nummer bene so vntrowabyll
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 3052.
Sum men wyll juge this be ane fabyll, The mater bene sa vntrouabyll
(b) a1538 Abell 119b.
Wemen thare schenis with ontrowable honeste & wemenlie scham

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