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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quarter-clift, n. [Quarter B 1; Clift n.2. Cf. north. e.m.E. quarter-cliffe (1641) id.] A piece of wood obtained by cleaving or sawing a lot lengthwise in four; a piece of quartered wood. — 1538–9 Treas. Acc. VII 212.
viij dosane of quarter cliftis to be spakis to the gun quhelis
1542 Ib. VIII 128.
To Gilbert Mar for vj dusane xj quarter cliftis … ix li. xiij s. viij d.
1586 Edinb. Test. XVI 127b.
Fourtie ane quarter cliftis of aik at vj li. vj s. viij d. the scoir

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