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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quarter-weycht, -weight, n. (Cf. Quarter n. 9.) — 1589–1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 62b.
For ane quarter weycht of talone for our chelderis superis
1639 Peebles B. Rec. I 420.
To John Bell smyth for ane quarter weight of yron
1696 T. Davidson Rowan Tree (1949) 265.
Great stones, one whereof more than an quarter weight fell upon Mr. James Monteith his back

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