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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Usable, Uisable, Wsavill, adj. [Erron. for Usual(l adj.] a. Of money: That is in ordinary use. = Usual(l adj. 1. b. Customary. = Usual(l adj. 2. —a. 1507 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 709.
Fourscoir markis of wsavill curall money that gangis in this realme
b. a1586 Lindsay MS 41b.
It is not vsable to chenge
c1615 Chron. Kings 157.
Efter all the formis being done, uisable befoir combattis, thay entir to the actioune

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