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Esch(e, n. Also: eisch(e. [ME. esche (c 1440), rare variant of Asche n.] An ash tree; ash wood. (1) The heich eschis soundis … For dyntis rude of the scharp stelyt ax; Doug. xi. iii. 80.
For wall plaitis of ane eische for the kingis grace letacamp bed; 1530 M. Works Acc. I. 37 b.
Twa beddis of escheis; 1542 Reg. Cupar A. II. 208.
The … distructioun of the … aikis, escheis, allaris, byrkis, and vtheris growand; 1546 Acta Conc. MS. XXI. 54.
Eschis, sauchis, aller, esp, plane, … elm and birk; 1578 Reg. Great S. 766/2.
Cum … plantatione arborum vocat. escheis, playnis et elme; 1587 Ib. 455/2.
(2) For … cutting of tua blokkis of esch for the schip; 1506 Treas. Acc. III. 196.
ii cuttis of esche for extreis to the hurle cartis; 1530 M. Works Acc. I. 33 b.
To the pynouris in Leitht for the baring and carting of … pikkis of Spanȝe esche; 1541 Treas. Acc. VII. 498.
Ane litill bikker callit ane salt fat with ane fute of esche; 1563 Peebles B. Rec. 289.
Tha sal put thar land to al possibil polici in … plantacion of treis, esch, osar and sauch; 1573 Reg. Cupar A. I. 192.

b. Attrib. and comb. with hedit, stupe (post), timmer, tre. 1c vij pikkis, quhite esche hedit; 1541 Treas. Acc. VII. 498.
That Johne Wille cuttit and tuk away ane certin esche treis; 1565 Peebles B. Rec. 299.
Ane kyst of esche tymmer, ane ark of aik tymmer; 1576 Edinb. Test. IV. 250.
Sex cuttis of esche tries; 1605 Ib. XL. 22 b.
For four eshe stupes; 1656–7 Peebles B. Rec. II. 198.
[Eight] esch and elme trees; 1660 Melrose R. Rec. I. 326.

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