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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Gettable, -ible, a. Also: -abill. [e.m.E. gettable (1611).] That can be got; procurable. — 1553 Fam. Rose 219.
Flesch and fyche of ane competent pris, sic as is gettable in the contreth
1555 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 289.
Gyf the same be … nocht gettabill in the same form
1567 Acts III. 43/2.
Gif the allegit writtaris thairof be not gettable and fugitiue
a1605 Montg. Son. xlix. 5.
Wald God if it wer gettible for geir!
c1650 Spalding II. 241.
Fishes, fleschis, fowllis, … scarce gettabill in Abirdene

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