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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knoking-trowch, Knocking-trouch, n. [Also in later Sc. and north. Eng. dial. as knocking-trough, -trow.] = Knoking-stane,n. — 1651 Peebles Gleanings 303.
Ane great knocking trouch, 30s.
1671 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 106.
His house … goods and geir … sik as … pots pannes knoking trowch tongs [etc.]

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