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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Onlayer, n. [Layar n.] One who ‘lays on’ in material and non-material senses of Lay v.1 41. — 1619 Brechin Kirk S. 16 Nov.
And have the said buriell decored with ane stone aither hewin or not in the on layers option
1622 Crim. Trials III. 509.
The said Margaret … being suspectit as the onlayer and causer of the said grevous and heavie disseis
1629 Justiciary Cases I. 104. 1659 Rothesay B. Rec. 29.
The persounes following to be the onlayeris and casters of the said fyftie punds money

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