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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Borowmure, Borrowmure, n. Also: borov mur, borrow muire, moore. [Borow n. See also Burrowmure.] The moor belonging to a burgh, esp. that of Edinburgh. 1461 Liber Plusc. 278.
Apud Borowmure … prope Edinburgh
1532 Montgomery Mem. 118.
The valpynschavene of Conynghame, halden apone the borov mur … of Irvin
a1585 Maitland Maitl. Q. viii. 15.
We wait not quhair to be suire, The bordour as the borrowmuire
a1586 Maitland Geneal. Setoun 38.
In the place of Senis on the Borrow mure
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 133.
As farre furth as Merchinstoun vpoun the borrow moure
a1578 Pitsc. I. 172/8; etc.
To … assembill wpoun the borrowmure of Edinburgh

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