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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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Wattirstand, Wat(t)er-, Vaterstand, n. [Wat(t)ir n. and Stand n.] a. A vessel, = Stand n. 6. b. A place where water stands (Stand n. 4), a pond. c. ? A place on which containers of water may stand (Stand n. 4) or a further example of a above. —a. 1534 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 144.
Ane vater stand
b. 1573–4 Ayrsh. Coll. IV 110.
The loch, dam, aqueduct, waterstand, and close
1573–4 Reg. Great S. 577/2.
Lie suckin et knaveschip, cum lacu ejusdem, amne lie dam, aqueductu, aque statione lie wattirstand, et ejusdem clausura lie claus [etc.]
c. 1548 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 346.
Hercules Rollok maister of the hie schole … for the repairing … thairof ordanis the thesaurer to caus mend … the glas wyndois [etc.] … to furneis the well with bukkets and watter stands [etc.]

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