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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Abufe -writtin, p.p. [Abufe adv. 2. Cf. Abone-writtin.] Above-written. 1445 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 311.
Al thir poyntmentis & accordance abufe writtin
Day yhere & place abufe writtin
1480 Thanes of Cawdor 438.
All ther poyntis abuff vrityne
1493 Maxwell Mem. 204.
We bynde … ws in the forme a-bwffe wrytyne
1530 Reg. S. Trin. 98.
Off the quantite abuff writtin
1564 Liber Scone 209.
Fewer of the landis abowe wrettin
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 6.
The pryce of the buirding abuve written
1606 Stirling Chart. 438.
Witnes and fillar of the blankes abowwrittin
1659 Aberd. B. Rec. 180.
Which books aboue wretin [etc.]
1681 Irvine Mun. II. 294.
Received abow writn [sum]

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