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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hame-bringar, n. Also: -bringair, -bringour. [f. as Hame-bringin(g,vbl. n.] a. One who conducts or escorts from abroad. b. One who brings in from abroad, an importer. — c1515 Asl. MS. I. 234/22.
Master Jhon Ralstoun … and Sir William of Crechtoun … was the hame bringaris of the qwene
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 204.
The said siluer to be brocht hame … , and the merchandis hame bringouris thairof to haif … as followis
1567 Acts III. 43/2.
That ordoure be takin … for the hame bringaris of fals cunȝe within this realme
1587 Ib. 451/2.
That nane … beand merchand, hamebringair, or partiner of the saidis wynes … salbe setteris of prices of the samin
1597 Ib. IV. 119/2.
That nane … bring hame to be sauld ony kind of Inglis claith vnder the pane of confiscatioun of … the mouable guidis of the hamebringaris

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