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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pert pil(l)otag. (Pilotage n. The origin and force of pert, here and in Pert pilot, is doubtful. It may be Part n., but is more prob. erron. for Port n. (cf. Du. zee-pyloot). Cf. also Pert a. 4 = skilled, expert, and pettipilotage s.v. Petty a. 2 (2).) — 1641-8 Skipper's Acc. (Smettone) 3 b.
For pert pilotag [sic in MS.] coming vt 8 g.
Ib. 23 b.
For pert pillotag to Kloy

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