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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mastillion, Mas(s)ilyon(e, n. [ME. mastlyoun (1303), (late north.) mastilȝon (Cath. Angl.), e.m.E. masseljon (16th c.) etc., late ME. mestlyone, mestilione (Prompt. Parv.), OF. mesteillon, -tillon, and cf. MDu. masteluin.] Mixed grain, mashlum. = Masloch(e n. — c1420 Bute MS. 167.
The laf of the gude mastillion and of wer bultyng sal wey a quachet and a half of gude brede
The brede of the gude mastillion corne & alsamyn bred
1479–80 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 37.
Quhare that ony victuallis, quheit, beir, ry, rymeills or massilyon cumis in to the port of Leyth
1489 Exch. R. X. 137.
x s. per vendicionem unius bolle grani dicti masilyone

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