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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bridil-, Brydil silver, n. [Bridill n.] A gratuity to a servant for leading a horse. 1454 Exch. R. V. 687.
Pro quinque solidis datis … cuidam verleto ducenti equum ad Faucland … pro le brydyl silver
1474 Treas. Acc. I. 28.
Gevin … for bridil siluer of thre hors, xxxvj s.
1488 Ib. 93.
To a man of Dave Schawis that gafe the King a hors, to brydil siluer, xviij s.
1497 Ib. 372.
In Perth, to ane man of the Beschop of Dunkelden, of bridilsiluer of ane hors, xiiij s.
1527 Ib. V. 321.
To Gilȝem, francheman, that come with Williame Stewart, quhen thai presentit the hors that come furtht of Frans, in bridill silver

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