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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Halk-dog, Hak-, n. [Halk n.] In Orkney: A land-tax of a dog for feeding the royal hawks. (Cf. Halk-henn.) — 1587 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. 212.
For the thrie penny-land of kingis land called Cursetter in scat … sax poultrie, halk-dog
1595 Orkney Rentals ii. 41.
[Land] now set for L. 40 money, … outcast teind, 1 halk dog yearly
1614 Ib. 131.
Outcast teind and ane hak dog yeirlie

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