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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lin-pin,) Lyn(e-pyn, n. [North. ME. lyn-pin (c 1330), late ME. (c 1425) and e.m.E. lynpyne, lyn-, linepinne, lin(n)-pin, and mod. north. and midl. Eng. dial. lin-pin, f. as Lin-nail(l n.] A linch-pin. — 1536 Fraser P. 222.
For the fawcunis … twelf lyn pynis of irne twelf fyrbawis
1591 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 440.
For foure lyne pynnis off irne iiij s.

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