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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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(Wichynbusk,) Wychynbusk, n. [e.m.E witchen (1594), whitchen (1664); Quickning n. (2) and Busk n.1] A thicket of elm, rowan or juniper, etc. Cf. witnesbusk (Witnes n.) which may rather belong here. — 1348 Misc. Spald. C. V 245.
Del Haynygschaw que est infra baroniam de Lesmahagow et sic sursum extendendo usque le Wychynbusks ex orientali parte de Lanjcaillie

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