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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Buking,) Buiking, vbl. n. Also: buikin, -en. [f. Buke v.] The act of entering in a book or register. 1583 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 273.
The merchant prenteis … to pay at his entrie the day of his buiking … thretty shillings
1589 Bk. Old Edinb. Cl. VI. 63.
That na prenteice be buikit … excep he pay xx s. for his buikein
1608 Edinb. Test. XLIV. 194 b.
He levis to … his secund sone … thrie scoir pundis for his prentisfie and thrie pundis for his buiking
1627 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 359.
That ilk burges … sall pay for thair enterie and buiking to him tua schilling
At ilk ane of thair entereis and buikin
1693 Ann. Banff II. 63.
Anent buikings. It was represented … that their was sum people at buikings on the Sabbath Day [etc.]
attrib. 1665 Glasgow Weavers 31.
The said Williame hes instantly given to the box tua dollouris with the buiking silver

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