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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Andermes, Andersmes, n. Also: Andremas, Andermis, Andir(s)mes. [Reduced form of Andro(s)mes.] St. Andrew's Day, November 30.(a) 1495 Liber Aberbr. 290.
The xxviii day of Nouember, quhilk is Settyrday forow Andermes ewin next to cum
1551 Prot. Bk. A. Gaw 20.
To pay … 40 merks at Andremas
1561 Inverness B. Rec. I. 63.
Betuix this [Oct. 6] and Andirmes nixt to cum
1583 Waus Corr. I. 276.
At the terme of andermes
1639 Acts V. (1817) 275/2.
That they may begin their salmond fishingis at Andermes
(b) 1518 Perth Hammermen 5.
Ressavit at Andersmes fra Coventrie, vij d
1519 Ib. 7.
In tymes of Midsomer and Andersmes markatts
1561 Inverness B. Rec. I. 68.
Betuix this [Nov. 15] and Andersmes
1567 Ann. Banff II. 383.
The feist of andersmes callit sanct androw
1575–6 Reg. Privy C. II. 493.
Payment maid … of the said Andirsmes terme
1616 Sutherland Corr. 128.
They are onder trysting efter Andersmes
1622 Black Bk. Taymouth 374.
He sauld hir … efter Andersmes or thairby
1662 Soc. Ant. XXII. 219.
At Andersma last

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