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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bernȝard, n. Also: berne-ȝard(e, -ȝhard; bern(e)yaird. [Bern n.1 Cf. Barnȝarde.] A barnyard. 14.. Acts I. 387/2.
Ane other manis corne outher in berne ȝard or in felde stanande
1473 Acta Aud. 28/1.
The wrangwis occupacion of a berne a bire & a bernȝarde
1518 Fife Sheriff Ct. 135.
Accusyt of the maisterfull stouth of corne furth of the berne ȝhard of Craghall
1542 Treas. Acc. VIII. 136.
All personis quhat hed victualis within thair bern ȝardis grynnalis to strike up the samin
1565 Reg. Privy C. I. 392.
To collect … the teind schaves … and place the samyn within the berne yaird
1585 Ib. IV. 19.
He intromettit with the saidis cornis and causit transporte thame to his awne bernyaird

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