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Bowbuttis, -buittis, n. [Bow n.1 1, Butt n.] Butts for archery. — 1592 Reg. Great S. 729/2.
Bowbuttis de Lindoris et Craigend
1600 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 510.
Includente … hortum, horreum, … bowbuttis, reiddis et hauchis
1633 Acts V. 100/2.
The lands and myre callit the bow buittis

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