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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knapburd, -bord, n. [Appar. e.m.E. clapborde (c 1520), -boord, with kn- after Knapholt etc.] Clapboard. — 1578 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 76.
For foure dosan of knap burd of the best … iiij li … .For the bringing vp of the said knap burd & Eistland buird from Leith
1611 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 329.
Three dossen and seaven knapbordes at six shillinges the pece
1661 Aberd. Council Lett. IV. 157.
Pitch, tar, knapbord, knapell, skowhooks, Holland nets to be frie of any tax

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