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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cabil(l)-stok, n. Also: caball, kabill. [Stok n.] A capstan. 1511–2 Treas. Acc. IV. 330.
To Lindesay, tailȝour, because the caball stok hurt his leg at the gret schip, ij Franch crounis
Ib. 333.
To certane botismen to bere the gret kabill stok and treis to the gret schip
1513 Ib. 481.
For xx greit treis to be cabill stok berris [= bars] for the greit schip
1549 Compl. 40/13.
The maister … bald the marynalis lay the cabil to the cabilstok

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