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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Eln(e)wand, n. [ME. (rare) elenwand (1403).] = Elwand. 14.. Acts I. 329/2.
Al thar mesuris, balandis, wechtis, elnwandis, and all other instrumentis
Ib. 342/2.
Ilk burges may hafe in his hous … ane elnewand, a stane, and punde wecht
1512 Dundee Chart. No. 47.
The using of ony wechtis or mesouris as stanis, pundis, balancis, pyntis, ferlotis, elnwandis
1561 Inv. Q. Mary 21.
Stickes of silk … all mesourit with a Scottis elnwand
1587 Acts III. 521/2.
As to the firlot … , having tryit … the same in deipnes and breid be the elnvand [etc.]
1605 Stirling B. Rec. II. 384.
That the haill wechts and elnwands be yeirlie sichtit
1651–2 Peebles B. Rec. II. 194.
Materialles belonging to the toune:— … the elne wand and jugg
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 356.
Ane elnwand

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