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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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(Fine,) Fyne, v.2 [ME. fyne, fine (1340), f. Fine a.] tr. To refine, purify; to get by refining. 1394 Liber Aberbr. 43.
Willam sal haf alsua for ilk stane fynyne that he fynys of lede iij d.
a1500 Colk. Sow 797.
Manis wit bringis agane A thowsand pundis fynit out of vris plane
1509 Reg. Privy S. I. 284/2.
Fredome to wyn and fyne lede ure within the ilis … of Orknay and Schetland
1538 Treas. Acc. VII. 32.
Gevin for … goldin buttonis … fynit to xxij carratis
1576 Reg. Privy C. II. 512.
Quhen sic a quantitie [of gold or silver] is collectit togidder as salbe thocht meit to be fynit attanys
1592 Acts III. 559/1.
The … moyane to caus melt and fyne the vris of mettallis
1609 Hilderstoun Silver Mines I. 171.
Candle to the Mr. fynner that nycht he fyned the siluer

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