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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Outow, Outtow, Otow, prep. and adv. Also: owtto(w. [Reduced f. Outouth. (Cf. Innew beside Innouth.)] Outside (of); also, at or to a distance (from). = Outwith, Outouth.a. prep. (1) Brus viii. 90 (C).
He but swerd his vayis raid Weill otow [E. otowth] thame
Ib. 448.
Richt as thai wald to Lanrik fair Otow [E. owtouth] quhar the enbuschement var
1556 Prot. Bk. T. Dalrymple 44 b.
Ane hors gyrs owttow the hanit ley
1576 Prot. Bk. W. Cumming 179.
The girnell hus and girnell owtto the place
1577 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 37 b.
Fra the lone souith outtow the ȝard dykis vnto the smedie burn
1581 Ib. 121.
And the said Agnes being suorn outtow the presence of hir said spous
(2) 1576 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 22 b.
Nevir to cum in the contrar in jugement nor outtow jugement
b. adv. 1469 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 419.
Within the kynryk of Scotlande or otow
1580 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 88 (see Ennow(e).
1584 Perth B. Ct. 5 June.
My land and ȝearde innew and outow bak & foir

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