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Buth(e)-, Buith-dure, n. Also: bwthe, butht, bwithe, buitht, booth, and dur, doore. [Buth n. 3.] The door of a booth or shop. 1503 Dunferm. B. Rec. 132.
The key of the butht dur
1525 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 222.
In buith durris … or outwith thair buith durris or windois
1539 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 162.
John Dauidson … boistit the said shiref with ane knyff at his awn buitht dur
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 200.
That na maner of standis … be set on the hie gait or in the buth duris
1562-3 Winȝet I. 23/2.
The seditious calking of the buith durris of certane Catholiks in Edinburgh
1593 Dundee B. Laws 133.
That no gild brother oppen his buith doore vpon the sabbath day
1604 Paisley B. Rec. 259.
It is statut … that the merchands within this burgh steik their buith duris ilk Twysday
1622 Crim. Trials III. 529.
The said Allane Spens being in Glesgow, and fleing ane schoure, come befoir Johnne Dynningis buthe-dur
c1650 Spalding II. 188.
This fast wes … keipit … in New Abirdene so preceislie, that no booth dur durst be opnit on Wednisday

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"Buith-dure n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 May 2024 <>



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