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(Schepis-hew,) Scheip(is)-hew, attrib. Also: scheips-. [S(c)hep(e n. and Hew n.1] a. Having the colour of unbleached sheep's wool. b. A stuff made from such wool. Also absol.Cf. scheip-cullour S(c)hep(e n. 8 (2).a., b. (1) 1583 Edinb. Test. XII 216b.
Ane pair of scheipis hew breikis
1587 Ib. XVIII 135.
My said new scheipis hew cloik
1592 Ib. XXIV 214.
My scheipshew gowne furrit
1593 Ib. XXV 242b.
Ane coit of scheipishew Iris freis
1606 Ib. XLI 253.
Fyve ellis black scheipishew claith at xxxvi s. the ell
Scheipis hew claytht at xxvj s. viii d. the ell
(2) 1595 Edinb. Test. XXVIII 257b.
I leif … to Issobell … my auld scheip hew goun
absol. 1595 Edinb. B. Rec. V 349.
For … scheipis hew to be him ane joup and breikis
1606 Edinb. Test. XLII 84b.
Ane cloik of scheipishew price xxx s.

Schepis-hew n. attrib.

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