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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DENSAXE, n. A long-bladed axe.Bnff. 1747 W. Cramond Cullen Ho. (1887) 17:
The densaxes and halberts which used to be carried before the Earl as Constable of the town.

[O.Sc. has dens(e) ax, id., from 1501, from dens = Danish + ax.]

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