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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Pleuch,) v. Also: pleugh(e, plewgh: plough [e.m.E. (north.) plowghe, plugh (both Cath. Angl.), ploughe (Palsgrave), e.m.E. plough (1588), f. Pleuch n. Cf. Plew n.] To plough. = Plew v. 1 and 2. a. tr. b. intr. —a. 1647 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 115.
To caus pleughe and harrow [the] Grein
1686 Inverness Rec. II. 340.
He being pleughing his masters land
1667 Highland P. II. 37.
They … killed Duncan M'Conill woire [= Gael. mhoir] plewghing at his own pleugh
1671 Reg. Privy C. (3rd Ser.) III. 409.
He caused his … complices pleugh thorow the … compleaners heritage

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