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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lede-,) Leid-myne, Led-mynd, n. A lead-mine: also Ledin-myne (and Lede-hole). — 1511–12 Treas. Acc. IV. 274.
For expensis maid be him apone the sayng of the led mynd of Ilay
1562 Reg. Privy C. I. 232.
Hir Grace hes grantit … licence to us, … to wirk and wyn in the leid mynis of Glengoner and Wenlok samekill leid ure as we may gudlie
1619 Thanes of Cawdor 250.
To drawe in Inglische men to Illa boithe for the fisching and leid myneis thair
1629 Old Ross-shire I. 200.
Assignation of tak dewtie of the leid mynes
1661 Nicoll Diary 352.
Sir James Hope … keipit mony pure and indigent pepill at labour in the leid mynes

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