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Crame, Craim, n. Also: cramme, craym, cream(e, creme. [MDu. kraem(e, MLG. krâm(e, Du. and LG. kraam.]

1. A stall or stand for the sale of goods. (a) Of gret stallis of merchandice … or coueryt cramys that occupyis the faris; 1456 Acts II. 47/1.
The cramys of chepmen to be set fra the belhous doun to the Trone; 1477 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 35.
Thair sall [be] na oppin mercat … vpoun the hie streittis, nor in crammis vpoun buirdes; 1483 Ib. 48.
That na maner of parsone … hald ony maner of burdis or cramis to sell syklike stuf apone the hie gait; 1529 Ib. II. 7.
It sall nocht be lesum to na outland men … to sell thair bonettis … vpoun crames vtouth buthis, bot vpon merkat dayis; 1558 Ib. III. 26.
It is statute … that all crames witht wollin clayth stand abone the croce; 1575 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 41.
In thair crame four stane of feggis; 1586 Edinb. Test. XV. 78.
The guidis & geir following in Henry Fergusouns tua crames; 1605 Ib. XL. 227.
Finding the inconveniencie … [of] ane mid-raw of merchant crames upon the hea streit; 1653 Peebles B. Rec. II. 13.
(b) In ane craime certane small wairs sick as preins, neidles [etc.]; 1646 Edinb. Test. LXII. 275.
The craimes at the crose and lining claith sold thair; 1652 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 229.
To keep thair craimes … be wast where the cordoners stands; 1659 Ib. 433.
If they make any merchandise privily in a shop, or craim; 1692 Acts Sederunt 8.
(c) On accounts in the creams [paid] to John Nasmith … above 20 lb. Scots; 1675 Lauder Journal 278.

2. A portable case of goods. Desyring support … to help him to ane craym, that he may trawell to win his lifing in the cuntray; 1560 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XXIV (J).
Ane pedder … quha beirs ane pack, or creame, vpon his bak; Skene Verb. S. s.v. Pede.

3. Attrib. with wair (ware). Of crame wairis. … ane grene buist price ij s. [etc.]; 1590 Edinb. Test. XXII. 257 b.
Hamburghers … who come here … and … set up booths or shops, where they sell … several sorts of creme-ware, as linen, muslin, etc.; 1701 Brand Zetland 131 (J).

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