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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Leonis, -es. Also: Leon. [Var. of Lyonis.] Lyons, the town in France, noted for its textile manufactures. —(1) 1539 Treas. Acc. VII. 57.
Ane pece of fyne blak welvot contenand xix elnis ½ of the mett of Leonis
1588 Cal. Sc. P. IX. 672.
xij steek craip of Leon
(2) 1538 Treas. Acc. VII. 3.
Thre pecis of claith of gold of Leonis mett … contenand xviij elnis
1539 Ib. 52. 1581 Ib. MS. 90 (2).
Fyne Leonis canves to be twa doublettis
1582 Ib. 81.
Counterfute Leonis canves to be ane doublet
1624 Edinb. Test. LII. 236.
xvij ellis of Leones canves at xxx s. the elne

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