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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Portisch daill, n. Also: porteis dail, portith dell, porteous, porteas deal(l. Later var. of Portag(e daill. — 1645 Tulliallan Coal Wks. 146 b.
The nea mill … For 9 portith dells to be shrouding
1646 Ib. 13*.
Of porteous deallis … 17
1653 Sc. N. & Q. I 174.
Ane portisch daill for ane dor heid
1661 Stirling Common Good 5 b.
For ij broad porteas dealis to the trowes at 12 s. the peice
Ib. 8.
8 porteis dailis at 20 s. peice & 23 waild dailis at 24 s. the peice

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