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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Quhite wod,) Quhit, Quhyt wod, n. [Quhite adj. 1. Cf. e.m.E. white-wood a variety of tree (1683), mod. Eng. whitewood.] Only attrib., of combs: Made of ? some particular wood, or ? of any (? light-coloured, or ? untreated) wood. — 1589 Edinb. Test. XXI 88.
Thrie buistis of quhyt wod cambes price xxxviij s.
1597 Bk. Rates 6b.
Keamis of quhit wod
1598 Edinb. Test. XXXI 322.
Thrie gros of quhyt wod kames at xlviij s. the gros

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