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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cont, n. [OF. conte, variant of counte Count n. Cf. Compt n.] An account. 1440 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 395.
This cont [of 151 marks] maide on the ferde day of July
1457 Peebles B. Rec. 123.
That ilk dai custumaris gaif thair cont, and thai lefit in det … at the cont
1462 Ib. 148.
The twa mark that John the Waiche is vnder cont of
1495 Halyb. 133.
I restand awand hym, the ordynar costis not rakynit, bot lattis it to his fadris cont

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