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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dwelling place, Duelling place, n. Also: dwellyn(g, duellyng, dewlling, dolling. [ME. dwellynge place (Wyclif).] A place of abode.(a) 1437 Edinb. B. Rec. I … 5.
Thairto sall contribute ilk ane … as effeiris till him for his dwelling place
1509 Douglas Chart. 193.
We beand lachfully warnyt in propire perswn or at oure dwellyn plase
1513 Doug. xi. vii. 70.
To othir costis or pepill forto wend Thar dwellyng place for ay to apprehend
1531 Bell. Boece I. 10.
A banist pepill, namit Pichtis, come … to serche ane dwelling place
(b) 1455 Melville Chart. 40.
I, the said Thomas, summonds the forsaid Henry Forester at Nudry, his mansioun and duellying place
1474 Stewart Mem. 73.
That I … beis warnyt … at my duellyng plaice … on fourty days warnyng
1513 Doug. iii. iii. 26.
This duelling place thou mon change
1562-3 Winȝet II. 17/6.
Insamekle that we … remanis in the secret duelling place of a quiet village
c1650 Spalding I. 218.
Yit [he] had nather duelling place nor houshold remaining within his diocie
(c) 1593 Sutherland Chart. 175.
To compeir … personalie, or at his dolling place
1605 Stewart Mem. 114.
[To] charg them personale give thay can be apprehendet, and failȝeing thairof at thair dewllingplaice

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"Dwelling Place n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 May 2024 <>



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