A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Pruf(e)man, Pruiffman, n. [Pruf(e n. 5. Also in the mod. dial.] One whose profession it was to estimate the yield of a stack or crop by casting proofs (Pruf(e n. 5). — 1567–8 Inverness Rec. I 159 (see Pruf(e n. 5 (2)).
To … pay to Gilbert Duff ane boll aittis of the inleaik of ane pruiff be the depositioun of James McBarron, pruiffman; 1572 Inverness Rec. I 215.
Prufman; 1597 Oldcambus Acc. 2.

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