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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chep(e, Cheip, n.2 [ME. chepe, rare variant of schepe, shepe.] A sheep. 1468 Peebles B. Rec. 157.
Hors, chep, or nowt, … fundyn in the kyrk yard
1472 Ib. 168.
To kep Kadmowr to kow and kapyll, … and the wester hill to chep
1503 Dunferm. B. Rec. 132.
The borch funde … tveching the vrangvis withthaldyn of the hyir of thre cheip
1547 Misc. Bann. C. III. 287.
I haue Wachtoun plenyssit in oxen, cheip, & corne and kye
1557 Inverness B. Rec. I. 10.
That wrangusly … he deliueris nocht to Iohn McGillewe iij cheip quhilk he sald to the said Iohne McGilliweis wyf
1566 Lanark B. Rec. 33.
To pref gef hie rasaifit that od cheip or nocht
1576 Ib. 71.
Ane kow ane penne, ten cheip ane d.
1578 Brechin Test. I. 12.
Tuentie auld cheipe … xv hoigis
1623 Edinb. Test. LII. 4.
xviij cheipe at xl s the pece

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