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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Harmanstein(e, n. [Var. of Hirdmanstein n. Cf. Hermanstein.] The January sheriff-court of Orkney. — 1574 Rec. Earld. Orkney 134.
The schireff court of Orknay callit the harmansteine haldin … the xxiiij day of Januar
1580 Ib. 150.
Tua protestatiounis maid in jugement at the harmansteine last was
1598 Ib. 173.
At the head court callit the harmansteine

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