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Made, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: maid(e, mead. [P.p. of Mak v.1; ME. made (1387) in sense 3.] Made, in senses of Mak v.1

1. Manufactured, finished, ready for use. Made work, manufactured goods or produce, completed work.Of fish: ? Prepared; ? dressed, salted and packed for keeping.(1) 14.. Acts I. 356/1.
Outtan met and drink and schapin and made clathes
1560 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 97. 1698 Lanark B. Rec. 262.
Ilk buyer of timber that comes out of the burgh, for made work, 8d.; ilk draught rough timber, 4d.
(b) 1427 Acts II. 13/1.
The consal … sal … pris the maid werk
1428 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 3.
Of the last of maid irne, viij d.
1496 Treas. Acc. I. 321.
For five vnce of siluir of maid werk in a stop lid of the Kingis
1501 Ib. II. 50.
For ane pair of maid quhit hos to him
1501 Ib. 51, 88; 1503 Ib. 312; etc. 1507 Treas. Acc. IV. 45.
For nyne score ten fut maid glas put up in the kirk
1513 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 145; 1533 Ib. II. 65. 1555 Acts II. 498/1.
Nottheles certaine cuntrie men adiacent … hes rasit ane greit custume of euerie last of maid hering that ar tane in the said loch [sc. Fyne]
1558 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 24. 1563 Reg. Cupar A. II. 280. 1575 Edinb. Test. III. 416 b.
Of maid ledder in schone buittis & pantones & in schapin & vnschapin ledder
1579 Ib. VII. 241 b.
Makand in the barne ten bollis … grene malt price of the boll iij li. … ; of maid malt in the loft nyne bollis
1576 Orkney Oppress. 72.
Fyve scoir of maid candill
a1578 Pitsc. II. 301/21. 1587 Acts III. 508/2. 1594–5 Ayr B. Acc. 187. 1600 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 268. 1623 Orkney & Zetl. Test. I. 89.
Half ane barrell maid butter
1627 Orkney Rentals iii. 56.
The wiccarag of Burray … in boit teind ane dowssane maid fisch
1629 Misc. Maitl. C. II. 206. 1637 Elgin Rec. I. 256.
Maid fische
1640 Kirkcudbr. Min. Bk. 120.
The tymber maid work
(c) 1656 Brechin Test. VI. 45 b.
Of mead malt and bear fourtie bollis
1675 Stirling Comm. Good 93 b.
26 stone weight of mead irone work in chimlayes, cleicks, and rods
(2) c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxviii. 21, 22.
And ȝe tailȝouris with weilmaid clais Can mend the werst maid man that gais
1659 Irvine Mun. II. 87.
For tuentie pound and ane half of new maid work in mending of the counsell hous chymney
1671 Murray Early B. Organ. I. 415.
Three lasts of weill maid herring of this yeir's fisching

b. Of a hound or hawk: Fully trained. 1474 Acts II. 107/2.
That … na … persone tak ane wther manis hundis nor haukis maide nor wilde out of nestis

c. Of a cart: ? Fully loaded. 1596 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 168.
Pittie customes … a maid cairt, twa penneis; … a burding or bound of lynt, twa penneis

2. Of persons: Appointed, created (to a dignity or post). c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 29.
Mandrag, mymmerkin, maid maister bot in mowis
1579 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 115.
The iniunctionis gevin … to Androw Lyndesay, new maid javelour
a1658 Durham Commandments (1675) 26.
Arrians, who make Christ a Made-God

3. Of a story or an errand: Contrived, invented, fictitious. Also maid up.(1) 1629 Black Orkn. & Shetl. Folklore 78.
Christane Reid … cam in ane maid errand, seiking woft to ane wob
(2) 1622-6 Bisset I. 77/20.
Fictionis uttered be … maid up counterfait and fraising langaige
c1650 Spalding II. 271.

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