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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Devis(e, n.2 Also: devyse, dewisse. [OF. devise, med. L. devisa, var. of divisa Divise n.] A boundary of lands. 1422 Stirlings of Keir 208.
Hafand … al tha for-sayid landis … be al rychtwys markis, marchis, and thair dewyssis
1428 Liber Melros 520.
That the Abbot … of Melros suld hafe … Pitillishugh with the rycht marchis & deuysis
1474 Reg. Cupar A. I. 194.
Lattyn, the cothil of our grange of Ketheg … be the merchis and deuis as tha and the tenandis of the Chapelton concordit … amangis tham self
1493 Liber Aberbr. 277.
The … marchis bowndis, and deuisis of the saydis landis debatabile

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