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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pavil(l)o(u)n(e, n. Also: pavyl-, pawill- and -own(e. [ME. and late ME. pauilon (1297; v.rr. -elon, -ylon), pauilun (Cursor M.), -oun (1387), paueillon (1422), f. as Pavil(l)ion n.] A tent. = Palȝo(u)n(e n. 1. — c1420 Wynt. iv. 454.
Pavillownys [C. pawillyonys] thai gert discend
Ib. v. 2187.
Ib. viii. 1788.
1494 Loutfut MS. 3 a.
Askand leif for him … til entre within ȝour listes & pauillon ordanit till him be ȝow
1611 Reg. Panmure I. xxxiv.
Quhar he lost his heale bagage except ane pauillone quhilk wes for the carriage and horssis

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