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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Raker,) Raiker, -ar, n.1 [Rake v.1 1.] a. A traveller. Only as the second element of a compound, in Rome-raker. b. One who disturbs the peace; a trouble-maker. — 1596 Dalr. I 121/17.
Reiuers, raikers [L. grassatores], herrieris of the ground
Ib. 307/7.
He labouris … all realme raikaris [L. grassatores] to put furth of the land

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