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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lede-,) Leidhous, n. Also: ledhouse, ledows. [North. ME. ledyhous (1384–5), ledhows (1424).] A ‘lead-house’, ? a plumber's workshop, ? a store-room for lead. — 1375 Barb. x. 358 (E).
He gert Syme of the leidhous [C. ledows, H. ledhouse] … Off hempyn rapis leddris ma
1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 75.
For … servyng of the wrychtis with dalis for fluring and lyftyng of the leid fra the leidhous to the rufe

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