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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Extré, Extrie, n. Also: extrye, extree. [ME. extré (Wyclif), exetree, var. axtré Axtré.] An axle.(a) 1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 511.
To ij Franche wrychtis to pas to the wod for extreis
1513 Doug. xii. vi. 168.
The quhirland quheill and spedy swyft extre Smate [him] doun to grond
1533 Boece xv. xi. 594 b.
Quhan the cart was entering throw middis the porte be slicht the extre sleppit
1549 Compl. 48/27.
Ȝe sal ymagyn ane lyne … lyik til ane extree of ane cart, … the quhilk lyne or extre the speris … turnis on
1585 Rep. Elphinstone Mun. 23.
Ten extreis for culvering, batterit and myine
Thre extreis of irne for the artailȝearie
1597–8 Misc. Spalding C. V. 70.
For mending the quheillis and extre of the towbuithe knok
(b) 1558-66 Knox I. 122.
The quheill and extrye of one of the Engliss cannownes war brokin
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 15.
They can do no moir than the wheillis can do without the extrie
1623 Prot. Bk. J. Scott.
The vtter quheill … of Balcaithlie milne with the extrie
1646 4th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 510/1.
A pese of yrone to mend the extrie of the great kairt
1673 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 354.
Ane extrie to ane cairt

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