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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bred, n.2 Also: brede, breid. [Perhaps the same as Bred,n.1 (cf. Brod n.), or as Brede n.2 4.] A certain quantity of the fur called ‘buge’. 1488 Treas. Acc. I. 135.
For lynyng to the saim gowne, a bred bwge
Ib. 136.
For a brede and a half of bwge to lyne it
1496 Ib. 301.
For iij breddis of buggis to a goun of the Kingis
1498 Halyb. 74.
A bred of Romany bowgh, … 3 bredis Spanis bowgis, ilk bred cost 25 s. Som off thai bredis, 3 li.
1512 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 147.
Alloc. eid. per empcionem d'no de vno lie bred bugch
1524 Reg. Privy S. I. 494.
Tua breidis of blak buge

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