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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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PLANE, n.1 Sc. usage: the sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus (Sc. 1777 J. Lightfoot Flora Scotica II. 639, 1814 J. Sinclair Agric. Scot. II. 20; s.Sc. 1886 B. and H.). Gen.Sc. Also plane-tree, id.Sc. 1828 Blackwood's Mag. (Sept.) 276:
His pop or pipe-gun, formed of last year's growth of the branch of a plane-tree.
Sc. 1834 J. Wilson Noctes Amb. (1863) IV. 166:
No able to tell . . . whether he's handlin an aik, or an ash, or an elm, or a pine, or a beech, or a plane.
Wgt. 1875 W. McIlwraith Guide Wgt. 18:
These contrast their foliage with that of the Scottish fir and the plane.
Abd. 1877 W. Alexander Rural Life 12:
A plane-tree enriching the scene with its mass of green foliage.
Sc. 1880 Trans. Highl. Soc. 150:
The Great Maple must not, from the vulgar error of its being generally called “The Plane”, be confounded with the true plane (Platanus).
m.Sc. 1902 J. Buchan Watcher by Threshold 157:
Some large plane-trees grew near the house.

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