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Pane, n.1 Also: pain(e, payn; peyn; pan. [ME. and e.m.E. pan (Cursor M.), panne (1387–8), pane (14th c.), a cloth, a piece or strip of cloth, a portion or side of anything, OF. pan a part or portion of something, L. pannus a (piece of) cloth.]

1. An extent or area (of land). ?1438 Alex. i. 1184.
Vpone ȝond halfe of flom Iordane, Of land he held ane mekill pane
14.. Reg. Maj. c 48.
Of a pane of lande in the toune

2. A piece of cloth, esp. a rich or decorative one. a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 427 (Ch.).
Quhilk the Quene Floray Had paintit plesandly in euerie pane [: ane, gane, grane]
1519 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 176.
The study witht … ane fyne pane [etc.]

b. In pane, in allit. formulae, = (rich etc.) in attire or in adornment. c1450-2 Howlat 670 (A).
Thai … Past till a palace … Pantit and apparalit proudly in pane
a1500 Rauf C. 5.
Thay past vnto Paris they proudest in pane
Ib. 234. Ib. 624.
The proudest in preis plesand in pane
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 1127.
The king precious in pane

3. A, usu. ornamental, covering for a bed; a counterpane.Also attrib. with -schete and as the second element of a compound in Coverpane n.(a) 1495 Treas. Acc. I. 226.
iij ellis of scarlot to be a pane to the Kingis bed … ij mantillis of greis … to lyne the sammyne
1501 Ib. II. 35. 1502 Ib. 36.
Variant taffeti to be ruf courtingis and ane pane to the Kingis let-de-camp
1503 Ib. 213.
For … claith of gold to the Quenis gret bed of stait, ruf hedis and payn for the samyn
1506 Ib. III. 50.
Ane pane for the Kingis bede in the schip
1506–7 Ib. 272.
Ane pane for the prince to bere him to the kyrk … ermyng to lyn the samyn
Ib. 273, etc.
Ane pane for the litill cradill
attrib. 1506 Treas. Acc. III. 267.
For xxx elne lawn to be ane pane scheit for the Quenis bed
1530–1 Ib. V. 410.
Round holland claith to be ane pare of schetis and to pane schetis
Ib. 411. 1535 Ib. VI. 251.(b) 1522 Treas. Acc. V. 192.
For … fustiane to lyne the said peyn

4. A narrow piece, strip or panel of cloth.a. One of several of these stitched together to form a single (variegated) garment. b. One of a series of strips made by slitting a garment lengthwise to reveal its lining. 1569 Treas. Acc. XII. 175.
viij elnis of Spanye taffeteis to lyne the cloke, cote and collet and painis of hois
1657 Balfour Ann. II. 120.
A seute of blacke, the paines and poyntes therof all garnished … with diamonds

5. A piece, portion or side of anything.As, one surface or part of a caparison, a side of a cloister, a face of a steeple, etc. 1504–5 Treas. Acc. III. 34.
For ane countrepais of mailȝee maid in pans for the mayn of the said capricht
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii. 490.
Ane closter … ouirfret … With craftie work saxeane … In euerilk pane set ay togidder thre [sybils]
1596–7 (16 … ) Dundee B. Laws 145.
Ane sufficient prick of stane … rysing with awcht square pains

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