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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Airn, n. Also: ayrun, airone, airne, arne. [Later variant (also in mod. Sc.) of Irn n.] Iron; an iron. 1551 Edinb. B. Rec. 161.
Robart Lokke … is decernit to be put in the arneis of the Croce
1551–83 Aberdeen Baillie Ct. 8.
For bringing of salt, ayrun and lint … and selling of the same
1641 Acts V. (1817) 552/2.
The minerales of … Copper, leid, airne, tyn
1668 Edinb. Test. LXXIII. 273.
iiij airone chimneys, ane pair of raxes

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