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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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In(n)outh, Innowth, adv. and prep. Also: innoutht. [sc. variant of Inwith. Cf. Enouth.] Inside, within. —a. 14.. Acts I. 30/2.
Quha sa evir be be that sellis his lande … he sall be innouth and sall pas out
1518 Selkirk B. Ct. fol. 63.
[To] leuiff the said ... housis als gud innoutht and utoutht as he fand [them]
1531 Bell. Boece I. xxxiv.
Ane lang mand … with mony stobis inouth
b. 1375 Barb. v. 348 (E).
Thaim that war off the castell That war all innouth the chancell
1471 Peebles B. Rec. I. 167.
At nother man nor woman by innowth hous na oututhous … to ragrat agayn

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