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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knarholt, Knarrat(t, Knerrot(t, n. [MLG. and MDu. knar-, knarreholt (MDu. also cnar-, cnaer- and -hout), = klapholt, -hout (see Knapholt). (On the (b) forms see the note to Knappet(t n.).] Clapboard. = Knapholt n. Also comb. with burd. —(a) 1508 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 3.
For sex knarholt burd … for the altar of Sanct Georgis Kyrk
1510 Ib. 5.(b) 1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 75.
To the sawaris … for ane braid draucht of knerrottis
Ib. 96.
x pece of braid knerrottis for brad pannalis to certane wyndois
1534–5 Ib. 124.
For aucht knarrattis in Leitht i lib. iiii s.

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