A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Cut, n.1 Also: cutt, kut. [ME. cut, cutt (a 1300), kut, of obscure origin.] A lot (cast or drawn). Freq. combined with cavill.
(1) Sciendum est quod stallangiator nullo tempore potest habere loth, cut, neque cavyl … cum burgense; ? a 1200 Acts I. 31/1.
Quhen the maste party Of the folk distroyt war vtrely Be sic cuttis and cawelyng; Leg. S. xxxiii. 101.
Gif dowt fallis tharby, Be cut or kavill that pled sone partit was; Doug. i. viii. 27.
Be cut and cavill than till his part fell he Fra Clyde [etc.]; Stewart 1350.
Sua that ilk ane … may have and sett thair parte … be cutt or casting of cavillis; 1578 Glasgow Chart. II. 559.
My oyis … till haif the ane half of the foirsaid ten merkland as sall fall to thame at the ane end be thair cut or cavill; 1582 Edinb. Test. X. 325.
Six butts in Coatburne … qwhich fell by cutt and cavell to him; 1683 Melrose R. Rec. III. 8.
(2) Thai … cuttis caste quha suld begyne; & the cuttis thane serwit swa Til ilkane cane vthir sla; Leg. S. vii. 508.
Ane of thaim, as cut wald fal, His owk a-bout suld serue al; Ib. xxxvi. 35.
Thai his clething partis with cuttis syne, As the propheit … had said: My claithis ar partit and thaim cuttis laid; Kennedy Pass. Christ 810.
The thre granyt ceptour wand, Quhilk is by cut gevin me to beir in hand; Doug. i. iii. 74.
By kuttis than … Thar place thai cheysyt; Ib. v. iii. 57.
Having drawin cuttis quha suld begin first, it fell to the said Dauid to begyn first; 1590 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 70.
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