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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Buth-), Buith-haldar, -er, n. Also: bowyth, buytht. [Buth n. 3.] An occupant of a booth; a shopkeeper. 1483 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 48.
All vnfre hammermen, baith buith halderis and vtharis
1559 Inverness B. Rec. I. 37.
Bowyth haldaris … quha hed onne ledyr … to wyrk the same in thair bowythis for fowrnessing of the bruch
1572 Ib. 220.
Vtheris quha war buytht haldaris and na burgessis hes contempnit thair buytht halding

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