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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fisch-boit, -bait, n. Also fischeboitt, -bot, -boat(t. [App. only in Sc. use.] A fishing boat.(a) 1506 Liber Aberbr. 370.
We … gefis licens to the saide Thomas lorde to bryng ane fische boit in oure hawyn
1541 Reg. Privy S. II. 655/1.
To pas and repas … with his fische boit
1593 Edinb. Test. XXVI. 140 b.
Ane hering draif boit, … ane small fische boit
1609 Conv. Burghs II. 278.
For ancarage and doksiller, … of ilk fische boitt aucht penneis
c1650 Spalding I. 254.
Ane fishe boit … , going out to pilot in ane Dundie schip … to the harberie
(b) 1550 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 667.
Tercie partis piscarie vnius cimbe vulgo ly fische bait in portu maris de Pettindrum
1564 Reg. Great S. 408/2.
De terris de Kirkhill cum … ly ferrie baittis et fische baittis

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