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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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(Nek-,) Necklace, n. Also: nek-lase, -laice, -les, neck-leace, necke-les. [e.m.E. necklace (c 1590).] a. A necklace, an ornament of jewels, metal, etc., to go round the neck. b. A neckribbon. — 1603 Montgomery Mem. 248.
Two nek lesis … of blak get
1655 Wemyss Chart. 241.
Ane neck leace of the jasper
1666 Edinb. Test. LXXII. 194 b.
Ane nek laice of pearle
1667–9 Douglas-Home P. (MS.) Clothing Acc. 4.
3 blak necke lesses at 15 s. peis
1678 Sc. Ant. IX. 106.
Ribons and two neklases 10 s.
1704 Ib. I. 129.
Ane necklace of yellow lamor

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