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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hous-roume, -rowme, n. [e.m.E. houserome (1586).] Houseroom. — 1582 Inverness B. Rec. I. 292.
Scho lugit and gaif hous rowme to the committaris of the said blude
1644 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 36.
That he sall pay for house roume … to tuo sojors … dureing their abode within this toun
c1650 Spalding II. 431.
Argile ordanit … Aberdein to furneish hous roume, coill, and candill onlie

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