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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dok, n.2 [e.m.E. dok (1538), Du. dok (earlier docke).] A bed or dock for a vessel. 1498 Acta Conc. II. 246.
That the sadis bailyeis … of Cowper aucht … til haf dokkis to the sadis schippis and fredome to lay and fessin thare ankeris within the fludemark
1504 Treas. Acc. II. 284.
To the men that fillit the dok quhair the schip is biggit
1511 Ib. IV. 280.
For the kastein of thre dokkis and biggein of ane stable
1513 Doug. x. vi. 22.
Lat euery barge do prent hir self a dok
1577 Inverness B. Rec. I. 253.
Ane sex airis bot … quhilk wes lyand at the stare besyde the dok
Comb. 1546 Treas. Acc. VIII. 486.
The calfating, dok casting, putting in of the underlute of the said Lyoun

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