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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Andro(s)mes, n. Also: Androis-, Androw-. [Andro, Androw, St. Andrew the patron saint of Scotland, Mes n.] St. Andrew's Day.(a) 1480 Acta Conc. 76/2.]
[The termes of Saintandrosmes & Candilmes last
1543 Reg. Cupar A. II. 221.
Composition xxlib, to be pait at Midsumer, and the tothir half at Androsmes
1547 Reg. Privy C. I. 80.
The saidis prelattis … hes instantlie avansit … thair partis of the said Androismes terme togidder with the rest of the last Midsomer terme awand be thaim
1579–80 State P. (Reg. H.) No. 114.
Ȝour promeis … to haif brocht with ȝow the hail androsmes termes last wes
(b) 1562 Prot. Bk. J. Drummond 19.
To pay … at Mychaelmes nixt and … Andromes
1563 Mun. Univ. Glasg. I. 69.
Thre yeiris nixt folloving the feist of Andromess
1586 Buccleuch Mun. II. 243.
Betwixt the dait heeroff and the fest of Androwmes nixtocum

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