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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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