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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bot, v. [Cf. Bot n.1 and Bat v. 1.] tr. To fix with lead. — 1586–7 Ayr Common Good Acc.
For leid to bot the wand … in the wall
1616 M. Works Acc. XI. 13.
To tua men that bottit it [sc. a bolt]

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