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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Norland, n. Also: nord-land, norlane. [Reduced var. of Northland.] = Northland n.(a) a1578 Pitsc. I. 202/3. Ib. II. 177/12.
He was to ryde to the norland
1591 Innes Sketches 528.
For furnessing of schone sen ye come out of the norland
(b) c 1570 Black Bk. Taymouth 135.
My Lord Bodell fled til the nord land

b. ? A northern tune. — a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 894.
Ise play yow a norland

c. Attrib. and comb.(1) 1577 Edinb. Test. V. 340.
Ane agit norland woman
a1578 Pitsc. I. 202/18.
The said Captane Wode to land him in Fyfe and ryde throcht the same to the norland lordis
Ib. 205/15.
The norland men and wastland men mett the King at Stirling
Ib. 263/10.
Money of the fer norland men and illis men
(2) 1634 Edinb. Test. LVI. 367 b.
Norland plaiding
1644 Glasgow Trades House 237.
30 ells of norlane tweill
(3) ?a1648 Polemo-Mid. 44 n.
Norland-bornus homo

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