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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Corn-ȝard, Corne-ȝaird, n. Also: -yeard. [Corn n.] A yard in which corn is stacked; a stackyard. c1450-2 Howlat 194.
Cryand crawis and cais … That with the leif of the lard, Will cum to the corne ȝard At ewyn and at morn
a1578 Pitsc. II. 276/26.
The horsmen of Edinburgh … brunt sindrie corneȝairdis to the Erle of Mortoun
1580 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 90 b.
That peice of haid rig be eist the dyk of the … corn ȝard
1584 Reg. Privy C. III. 707.
Biggand dyke about thair corneyairdis
1627 Bamff Chart. 210.
Fra the north end of the said barne north as the west dyk of the corne yeard standis
c1650 Spalding I. 49.
Thay brynt wp the corne yaird of the Maynes of Frendracht
1665 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 222.
Ane litle corne yeard, for accommodatione … of the samen [cornes]

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