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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bow brig, (bridge,) n. [Bow n.1 2.] An arched bridge. 1545 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 221.
That thair be wther twa guid fellowis at the bow brig at the town end, keipand the same bayth day and nycht
1582 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 94.
Waltir Gray … is oblist … to big ane bow brige … wpoune the gote and burne that passis throw the commoune bog
1595 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 145.
[The council] ordanis the thesaurer to caus mak ane bow brig at Mawers mylne ower the dam
1610 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 299.
The bow brig … biggit ower the Den Burne
1653 Peebles B. Rec. II. 17.
Anent the building of ane bow bridge over the miln-dam

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