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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Busch(e, n.3 Also: bowsch, bousche, bouch(e. [MDu. busse (Du. bus) box. In Eng. (as bush) from 17th c.] A metal lining for an axle-hole. 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 289.
For iijc stobbis to the buschis and the vyralis
Ib. 294.
For ij bowschis to a bombart quhele
1510–3 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 157.
Thome Ramsay in laborem suum circa lie busches ad rotas redarum
1515–6 Ib. fol. 216.
Pro empcione vnius gad ferrj pro lie buschis conficiendis
1528 Acta Conc. MS. XXXVIII. 168.
vj pare of quhelis with axtreis … xij buschis of brass for the new quhelis
1566 Inv. Wardrobe 169.
Fyve buscheis of found for cannonis and batterd quheillis
Ane pair of auld quheillis weill garnist with … bousches of fonte
1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 22 b.
For garnesing a pair of cart quheillis and sum busches
Ib. 37.
New bouches … to other tua pair of quheillis

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