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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
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Tabill dyamont, n. Also: table-, -el-, -lle-, tebil- and -diamont, -diamond, -dyamound, -dayamont, -deamond. [Late ME and e.m.E. table dyamond (1470), table diamaunt (1519).] A diamond cut with a flat upper surface. 1542 Inv. Wardrobe 66.
Twa ringis with twa greit tabill dyamonttis … ane uther ring with ane meyn tabill dyamont … twa ringis with tabill dyamonttis, ane of thame nukit
1582 Treas. Acc. MS 117b.
Table dyamont
1601 Reg. Privy C. VI 328.
Ane ring sett with a pointit diamond and four table diamondis
1602 4th Rep. Hist. MSS App. 526/2.
Ane tablet with the piktur of ane agget inammallit with reid green and quhyt, with four tablle diamontes and ane knoip of sevin perllis
1610 Edinb. Test. XLVI 174b.
Thrie fyne ringis ane fyne grit tabel dyamound ane pointtit dyamound and my awin pointit dyamound with the turcas in it
1644 11th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. vi 57.
Ane tebil dayamont
1652 Montgomery Mem. 319.
Gold buttons, with a table deamond on the top of each of them

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