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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Havin silver, n. Also: haven, he(a)vin, hewin. [Havin n.] A harbour due. 1457 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 16.
Lie pittie heavin syluer de Leyth
1482 Edinb. Chart. 167.
The havin siluir of Leith of all maner of personis … havand ony gudis in or out at the port of Leith
1511 Reg. Great S. 764/1.
Portum novum … cum havin-silver et proficuis ejusdem
1555 Conv. Burghs I. 10.
Sum takand … hewin siluer and small customes
1581 Acts III. 255/2.
The toill and hevin siluer accustumat to be payit
1641 Stirling Chart. 151.
Lie heavin silver et dock silver
1663 Acts VII. 514/1.
The … port dewes, haven silver, and others dueties of all ships

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