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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dinmont, n. Also: dinmonth, -mound; dynmont, -month(e, -mount, dymmont; dynmund, -mound, -mond, dimond. [Of obscure origin. Also in northern Eng. as dynmonthe (1542), dinmont (1584 and mod. dial.). See also Dilmont and Dunmont.] A wether between the first and second shearing. Also in collective use, and attrib. with scheip.(1) 1306 Acts I. 178.
Eodem die recepit xl. dynmundys et vi. et centum hoggis
1424 Acts II. 4/2.
The bestis ar taxit on this maner … gymer, dynmontis, and gaitis … xij d
1496–7 Acta Conc. II. 57.
xx wedderis … xx gimmyris and dynmontis
1510 Alloway Barony Ct. 4 June.
The wrangus withhalding fra hir of ij ȝowis, ane dynmont, and ane lambe
1574 Buccleuch Mun. II. 455.
Five scoir … kebbis … tuentie scoir tua dynmonthis and tupes
1626 Edinb. Test. LIV. 7.
lx twinter scheipe and lxxx gymer & dynmontis
(2) 1482 Acta Aud. 99/2.
The spulȝe and slauchter of ijc gymmyr and dynmont
1483 Ib. *123/2.
Thretti sex scheip, of thaim xiij wederis … and the remanent gymmer and dynmonth
1493 Ib. 179/1.
Sevin skore of ȝowis clippit, five skore of gymmer and dynmont roche
1509–10 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 81 b.
Centum trigenta nouem lie gymmer & dynmond
1511–2 Ib. fol. 140.
Lie gymmar … , lie dynmonth
1567 Edinb. Test. I. 34 b.
Tuelf scheip, gymmer and dynmonth
1598 Melville Chart. 143.
Fywescoir yeild scheip … thriescoir gymmer and dynmonth
1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 4.
Fourtie fyve gymmer, dynmount, and outcummit hogis
1627 Ib. LIV. 142 b.
xx gimer & dimond
(3) 1574 Buccleuch Mun. II. 455.
Tua dynmont scheip … fourtene scoir and xvij gymmeris
1623 Peebles Gleanings 5.
For the thifteous steilling … of uther tua ȝowis and ane dymmont scheip

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