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Ruting, vbl. n.2 Also: ruitt-. [e.m.E. rooting (1600); Rute v.2] The action of Rute v.2 See also swine-ruting (Swine n.). — 1576 Orkney Oppress. 46.
Quhen ony man compleins upon hes nichtbor for ruting up of his corne or his medo with the swyne [etc.]
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 5 (see Rute v.2).
1603 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 79.
The haill nychbouris … quha hes ony swyne to quite them of ony ruting of thair nychbouris cornis
Ib. 83.
Magnus Bui for … nocht payment of fyve settingis bere to Jhone Scott for his swyne ruting

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