Glossary beginning with P

Words for 16th c. Textile Terms in the Scots Language. Much of the content was obtained from the online Dictionary of the Scots Language (

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Synonyms: pandis
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passemaine lace, a braid or lace of gold, silver or silk; gimp trim.

Synonyms: pasmentit, pasmentis, pasmenttis
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Used as sailcloth, for making palliasses, for lining and stiffening garments, and for other purposes requiring a strong or a coarse cloth. (1) For vj boltis poldavy … to be salis to the kingis schip xxiiij li.; 1534 Treas. Acc. VI 234.

Synonyms: poldaves