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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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(Schopin,) S(c)hopine, Schoppin(e, Schap(p)ine, n. Also: schopen, -(e)ing; schopping, -ein; schapping. [Var. of Chopin n.]

1. The half-pint measure. = Chopin n. 1.(a) 1531 Edinb. Hammermen 132b.
For xviij schoppins of vle to the lampe in the ȝeir
1532 Ib. 136.
xiiij schoppingis of vle, price of the choppin xviij d.
(b) 1574–5 Day-bk. J. Cokburn 7.
Ane schoping of aill
1591 Dundee Treas. Acc.
Ane schopine of wyn
1599–1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 51b.
Ane schoping of wyne, iiii s.
1611 Irvine Mun. II 251.
Ane schopen accavytie
1649 Dumfries Treas. Acc. MS p. 26.
3 schopens seck
(c) 1628 Peebles Gleanings 72.
Gevine … for thrie schapping wyne … with the suggare
1634 Ib. 206.
3 pynts and ane schappine wyne

2. A vessel of this capacity. = Chopin n. 2.(a) 1565 Prot. Bk. Gilbert Grote 68.
Ane schoppine of tyn
1608 Edinb. Test. XLIV 77.
Tua tin schoppingis
1623 Ib. LII 21.
1645 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III 44.
1650 Edinb. Test. LXV 86.
iij pynt stoupes iiij schopings
1681 Fawside Coal Compt 78.
6 [?] pynts & i shopine
(b) 1644 Edinb. Test. LXI 43.
Twa pynts twa schapines ane mutchkine

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