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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Houndreth, adj. and n. Also: hounderath, hounderreath. [e.m.E. houndreth (1559); var. of Hundreth.] Hundred. — 1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 1113.
To leif fyue houndreth ȝeir
c1552 Id. Mon. 2152.
Off namis thay had ane houndreth mo
1566 Peebles B. Rec. I. 301.
?1438 Alex. i. 226.
His winnyng suld be … Ane houndreth thousand pund
Ib. 3077.
Ane houndreth heir assemblit ar
1688 Red Bk. Grandtully I. cxlv.
Four hounderreath horses
1690 New Port Glasgow Customs MS. 12 b.
Tuo thousand four houndreth ells shortt hunders

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