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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Flesch-stok, -stock, n. [Flesch n.] A butcher's block or stall; a chopping-block. 1517 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 165.
The mater of the flesche stock rowme that was debetable amangis the flescheouris
1561 Ib. III. 103.
The saidis flescheouris … to flit and remove thair flesche stokkis
1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. 648/2.
In the kitching ane dressing buird, and ane blok stok, … ane flesche stok
a1605 Birrel Diary 49.
He wes execut at the flesche-stocks

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