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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Duch(e, Dutch(e, a. Also: Douch, Dwtche. [Late ME. duch(e, MDu. dutsch, duutsch.] German; Dutch. c1420 Wynt. iv. 2018.
Bath Duche and Frankys natyownys
1456 Hay I. 280/30.
It semys thai suld be tholit, be the resouns that the Duche knycht allegis
1567 G. Ball. 182.
Inglis prelatis, Duche, and Dence, For thair abuse ar rutit out
1586 Edinb. Test. XV. 57.
Fyve new duch dolouris of lay, price of the pece xx s.
1588 Dundee Shipping L. 217.
Comperit Dennis Cuyvee, Mr. of ane douch schip
1602 Conv. Burghs II. 132.
The marineris … being laydnit outward … to haue ane Duche half hyre
(b) a1578 Pitsc. I. 234/12.
Sune thair efter come ane Dutche knyght in Scottland
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 34.
Bothwill … manit … ane Dwtche schipe and ane Scottis weir schip
1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 363.
Payit … for ane dutche ham
1653 Edinb. Test. LXVII. 10.
Sax pair of dutch stript irnes

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