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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Huddro(u)n, Hudderon, n. Also: -oune, -one, hudron, -ring, hutheron. [Etym. unknown.] A young heifer; the skin of one. (See also Belly-huddroun.) 1592 Acts III. 579/1.
The transporting … off … hudderonis and kid skynnis
1605 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 230.
Under the pains of … xxxij s. [for] ilk mairt or huddroun
1646 4th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 509/2.
To geive my Lord Annandail's man that brocht the hutheron
1649 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 541.
Rosted muttoun, lambs, veales or hudderon
1659 Lanark B. Rec. 173.
The lamb … to pay ij d., the scheip iiij d., the coldnach or hudron vj d. … for thair stance in the flesch mercat
1669 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 120.
The magistratis … discharges the fleschouris to kill any mutton or hudron on the hie streit
1698 Lanark B. Rec. 262.
Ilk hudring with the hyde, 4 d.

b. Attrib. with skin, veal. 1611 Brechin Test. III. 220.
Tuentie barkit huddrone skins appointit to be skalbert of suordis
1642 Edinb. B. Rec. VIII. 17.
The trone pund of the best hudrone veill
1687 Elgin Rec. I. 343.
Each huddrone weall tuo schillingis

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