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Allouring, Allering, n. Also: allowring, alloring, -yng, allar-, alaring, alliring, alering (ilering), alreing, alring; alrein, alrene, alryn(e, alrinn. [ME. aluring, aloring (1412), from alur, aler: see Alar and Alur v.] The stone pavement placed behind the battlements of a hall, etc.; the material of which this is composed.(a) 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 82.
To the quareouris … that wynnys the allowring to the Hall of Striuelin
Ib. II. 103.
The masonis … that dress the allouring to Strivelin
1512 Ib. IV. 372.
Ane contract … apoun the alloryng of the haill hall of Striveling
The completing of the alloring of the said hall
1532 M. Works Acc. II. 61 b.
For dychting of the allering on the baksyd of the kingis chalmer eftir the sklateris
1540 Treas. Acc. VII. 339.
For uphalding of the palice of Linlithqw watter tycht, cleinging of the alliring, and for utheris laubouris
1554 Aberd. B. Rec. 281.
The bigging, beyting, and mending of the battelling and alering of the tolbuith
1581 Red Bk. Menteith II. 420.
For the wynning of aucht score peice of allering
(b) 1535–6 M. Works Acc. IV. 45.
xxiiij futis alring … and ane corball
1559 Rentale Dunkeld. 357.
Item, to the said sclatter for half rude new wark abun the alrene in the north syd of the place
a1585 Maitl. Q. lxviii. 67.
Thy alryne is a mervall greit, vpreiching to the hevin
1613–4 M. Works Acc. X. 8.
Ane tronman to dicht the alringis
1626 Ib. XIX. 26.
Pointing and filling of the alreines of the counsall hous of Halyrudehous
1699 Thanes of Cawdor 393.
The sydwalls … to be made watertight with spouts and alrinn

b. Attrib. with stane. 1561–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 383.
For carying of sax greit allering stanis fre the gaitt to the Kirk yeard
Ib. 384.
Greit allaring stanis

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