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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brig-stane, n. [Brig n.] A stone for, or forming part of, a bridge. 1488 Lanark B. Rec. 2.
For a brig stane, xij d.
1622 Peebles B. Rec. 362.
That nane sharpe spaidis nor worklowmes vpone the brig stanes wnder the pane of xl s.
1623 Dalyell Superst. (1834) 8.
Being on the brigstane, scho lukit over her shoulder

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