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Landward, adv. phr., a. and n. Also: landwarde, -uard; lanward. [Cf. late ME. (north.) to landward (c 1450), e.m.E. to (the) land(e)ward(e, towards the land as opposed to the sea, landwards, MDu. te land(e)waert(s id.] = Landwart.a. adv. phr. (1) 1491 Acts II. 227/1.
That na induellare within burghe purches na out lordschip na maisterschip to landward
1510 Crim. Trials I. i. 66.
Item, … gif ony burges ridis or routis with ony lorde or larde to landward?
1587 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 8.
Giff ony of thame repairit to landward to execute his … malice agains thame
1640–1 Kirkcudbright Min. Bk. 50.
That everie man, as weill to burgh as landward, shall send out ane sufficient and able hors and man
1644 Kinghorn Kirk S. 55.
Vaiging and going to landward for milk
1655 Instruct. Justices Peace 15.
Two … persons … in every parish to landward to be overseers of the poor
(2) 1587 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 37.
Quhairthrow sindrie of our nychtbours haveing thair … trade in landward dair not pass furth of the said burgh
1648 Moray Synod 91.
In landward, especiallie toward the highlandis, the publict worshipe is greatlie prejudged
1668 Lauder Jrnl. 192.
They ware superiors of all the Temple lands … as weill in burgh as in landward throwghout Scotland
1690 Acts IX. 197/1.
And where there is a considerable part of the parish in landward, that the call shall be by the magistrats … and the heretors of the landward paroch
(3) 16.. Rudiments fol. 40 a.
I promised to be a landward fiue dayis
(4) 16.. Rudiments 40 b.
From the house, from landward, or, the countrie
1665 Edinb. B. Rec. X. .
Aill and beir coming from landward or beyond sea
b. adj. (1) 1549 Compl. 167/12.
There is nocht ane boroustone nor landuard paris vitht in the realme, bot [etc.]
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1547 (B).
It may weill mak ws landward lairdis
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 126 (T).
In landward langwad[ge] we sall mell
1596 Dalr. I. 23/15.
I passe ouer Mussilburghe, Dalkeith, the Queins porte or Ferrie, and mony landwarde tounes ornat aneuch and elegant
c1610 Melville Mem. 333.
His Yreland interpretour was … sa instructed … to wse sic landward and rud fassions
1639 Baillie I. 237.
If some feu strekes of your pen come to my landward cottage onc a thre or four yeir
1641 Ib. 376.
Some quiet little landward charge
a1676 Guthry Mem. (1747) 63.
Mr. Samuel Rutherford was brought from a landward kirk in Galloway
1680 Cunningham Diary 116.
For a poor man, once landward schoolmaster
a1689 Cleland 68.
That long, lave-lugged, landward lown
(b) 1651 Edinb. Test. LXV. 216.
To outred ane seat that was sett to ane lanward kirk
(2) 1557 Ayr Chart. 44.
Sic landward personis as sal happin to commit the saidis crymes
1599 Elgin Rec. II. 74.
The landward elderis
1622-6 Bisset I. 253/11.
Of arreisting of landward men be burgesis within burgh
1642 Kinghorn Kirk S. 46.
Upon the equall charges of the landward parochin and the toune of Kinghorne
1643 Banff Ann. I. 90.
That na burges … shall … tak in … any landward wright
1653 Peebles B. Rec. II. 15.
Incaise any burges … take in landward goodes upon the said landes
1671 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 106.
The streets … of this citie are full of landward men and women crieing for old boots … to sell
c1680 W. Row Blair 168.
Getting a part of the spacious and numerous landward parish … erected in a new parish
c. n. (1) 1597 Elgin Rec. II. 56.
Biggin of the loft to the landward in the west end of the kirk
1597–8 Ib. 62.
The sowth syid sall communicat first and sic of the landward as hes ressavit thair taikynis
1648 Culross 226.
To present grievances of the landward, and losses sustained by them by thos malignants from Stirling
1649 Kirkcaldy Presb. 341.
To visit the landward of Kirkcaldie and to give thair judgement whidder ane other kirk should be built
c1650 Spalding I. 347.
And it is to be nottit that the landuard had thair owne pairt by and attour the tounes of Abirdein
1659 Rothesay Par. Rec. 9.
Ther was a division of the kirk already betuix the brugh and the landward
1680 Ib. 53.
The merks land payable out of the landward
c1680 W. Row Blair 168.
The common people, in the landward round about the town, were very ignorant
1698 Dunferm. Weavers 182.
Ordains the constables … to carry of the strangers, beggars, forth of the toun to the next landward
(2) 1643 Kinghorn Kirk S. 49.
Releefe of the poore of burghe and landward
1645 Army of the Covenant II. 347.
Eight monthes mantenance aded at St. Androse for burghe and landward
1675 Inverness Presb. 64.
He is not either in the brough or landward of Invernes
(3) 1697 Foulis Acc. Bk. 207.
For a pair of worsit stockins somwhat grosse for landward
1699 Ib. 254.

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