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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-march, -merch, n. [Land n.1 6; Merch n. march, boundary.] In plur., Boundaries of land, marches. = Landimere n. 1. — 1623–4 Misc. Spald. C. V. 99.
For sex hors hyr, at the ryding of the first land marches
1636–7 Ib. 151.
Spent in Elspet Cullanes, the day of the ryding of the tounes land merches
1662 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 203.
Robert Gray [appointed] bearer of the tounes standart … at ther … perambulatione of the utter land merches
1685 Memor. Royal Burghs 155.
[Magistrates are] once every year to ryde your land-marches, both outward and inward marches

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