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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knok-, Knock-keper, n. Also: -keeper, -keipar, -keipper. [Kepar n. 3 c: and cf. e.m.E. clockekeeper (1581).] One who is appointed to attend to a clock. — 1590 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. 256.
Johnne Henrysoun is chosin knokkeipar for ane yeir
1601 Irvine Mun. II. 241.
William Symsoun knokkeipper
1679 Stirling Common Good 131 b.
Alexander Skarret knock keper
1692 Conv. Burghs IV. 646.
To the … drumer, poundler and knock keeper … 123 lib. 14s. 0d.
1696 Peebles B. Rec. II. 153.
Thomas Pattersone is … not able to discharge the office of knock-keeper

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