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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knapwood, n. [Late alteration of Knapholt or Knapburd, with second element englished or modernized as wood.] Clapboard. — 1662 Old Ross-shire I. 183.
What salmond he hes … being all wayes good … and the tries sufficient knapwood
1692 Elgin Rec. II. 312.
23 wanscott planks … for bigging the magistrats seat in the church at 4 lib. per peice … , 27 knapwood at 2 lib. per peice

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