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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Rute, Ruit, v.2 [e.m.E. rote (1538), roote, later form of wrutt v., perh. influenced by being associated with Rut(e,v.1] tr. Of a swine: To dig with the snout in order to obtain food. Also, to rute up. — 1559 St. A. Kirk S. 14.
That odiouse beast and lechorous swyne [sc. the Pope] quhai hais worted and ruted up the Lordes vyneyard
1576 Orkney Oppress. 46.
The laird … inquirit giff thair was ony swyne ruting in that yle. … Giff it be the kingis land that is ruted, the unlaw … is [etc.]
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 5.
Elspett Kennedies swyne is fund to have ruittit Earik Stephynsonis rig with mony ruittingis

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