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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brew caldron(e, ca(u)ldroun, n. [Brew v.] A brewing vessel. 1481 Acta Aud. 96/1.
The wrangwis … awaytakin fra thaim of … a brew caldrone
1491 Acta Conc. 172/2.
A brew caldrone of xvij gallonis
1529 Reg. Great S. 178/1.
A brewcauldroun of 20 gallownis price 30 s
1578 Maxwell Mem. 312.
Ane brew caldroun, ane mask fatt
1584 Edinb. Test. XIII. 191 b.
Ane brew caldroun with ane brew cruik
1615 Red Bk. Grandtully I. p. xxvi (see Brew leid).

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