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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Asche, n. Also: asch, asshe; aish, aische, aysche. [Var. of Esch n., partly after Eng. ash.] An ash-tree; ash-wood. 1567 Edinb. Test. I. 49 b.
Greit treis of asche
a1578 Pitsc. II. 302/2.
Aysche and gret tymmber
1579 Inverness B. Rec. I. 273.
Saucht, asche, and holyne
1617 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 283.
Tua dossone [corbells of] aish
1624 Peebles B. Rec. 365.
The inner quheill of new aik, the vtter quheill new of asch
1628 M. Works Acc. XXI. 6.
ij schaftis of aschis for tua pikis
1657 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 169.
Ane hedge of asches
attrib. 1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 282 (aische treis). 1594 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 532 (600 asche treis). 1685 Elgin Rec. I. 337 (aisch trees).

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