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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bourowis, Bowrowis, etc., variants of Borrowis, Burrowis, boroughs. — 1398 Acts I. 212/1.
The custumes of syndry bowrous
The custumaris of al & syndry bourows
c1420 Wynt. viii. 2135.
Off castellis, bowrowys, and fortalys
1447 Dundee Chart. 24.
Of fremen of the kingis bowrowis
1550 Reg. Privy C. I. 110.
The mercat croces of all bourrowis
1618 Melrose P. *625.
The commissioners for the bourrowes

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