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Gram(m)ar-, Gram(m)er-scule, n. Also: gramair, gram(m)our scule, scuil, etc. [ME. gramer scole (1387).] A school founded for the teaching of Latin.(a) 1479 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 37.
Maister of the grammar scules of Abirdene 1513 Doug. Direct. 27.
Masteris of grammar sculys, Quhar ȝe syt techand on ȝour benkis and stulys 1562-3 Winȝet I. 23/11. Ib. 24/14.
That maist flurissand part of my aige, spent in the teching of the grammar scule of Linlychtquow 1568 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 366.
The scolars of the gramair scuill c1650 Spalding I. 234.
The gramar scool, and vther scoolis who had lyin idle befoir, beginis now to florische 1659 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 181.
Thair sall be foure solemne visitatiouns of the grammar scool ewerie yeir(b) 1521 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 206.
The maister of the gramer scule of Leith 1552–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 71.
To the maister of the grammer scule for his fie 1580 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 39.
The enormities committit be … scholaris of the grammer schuil 1599 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 241.
Ane of the maisters of thair grammer schole … [to have] ane assay to teache his clas quhill Witsonday 1601 Elgin Rec. II. 88.
James Vanis … to be beltit be the maister off the grammer schole 1666 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 224.
They did find him qualified and able to exerce the office and charge of ane of the four masters of the said gramer scool 1683 Misc. Bann. C. II. 291.
Mr John Johnstone, doctor in the Gramer Shooll(c) 1621 Brechin Test. IV. 3 b.
Laurence Skynner, master of the gramour schoull 1627 Banff Ann. II. 26.
Anent the present vacancie of the Grammour Schoole of Banfe
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