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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cors, Corse, v.1 [Variants of Cros v. Cf. Corsn.2]

1. tr. To mark with a cross, or crosswise. 1499 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 430.
The Gledcarne and the propis betwix thame … sal be corsit with mell and chesaile
1517 Dunferm. B. Rec. 363.
As the lynnyn stanis corsit and the markis for perfising and diuisione of the samyn [lands are] maid
1519 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 174.
Ane quhyt Irlande playd corsyt with blak rangis
1529 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 230.
Ane chessable of blak velvus browderit and corsit with gold
1587 Acts III. 522/1.
That the bottom thairof [the firlot] be corssit with irne naillit to the same and to the ryng of the flirlot

2. intr. To go across. c1420 Wynt. viii. 4450 (W).
The Scottismen held the nethir way; Syne corsit oure till it perfay

3. tr. To cross (a river, street, etc.). 1531 Bell. Boece I. p. xlii.
Thoucht the thevis oftimes cors the watter, … to caus the hound to tine the sent of thaim
1578 Aberd. Chart. 340.
Thairfra enterand the markat gett [and] corsand the said gett southt-waist
1593 Reg. Morton I. 182.
Seing we are of deliberatioun to corse the water upon Fryday
1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 113.
Thow com in thair way, and corst thair gett
1611 Fife Synod 29.
That na boattis cors the Ferrie on the Sabbaoth day … till the efternones doctrine be endit

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