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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gat(e, Gaitt, n.3 Also: get(t, gete. [Late adoption of e.m.E. and ME. gate. in place of the normal Ȝet n.] A gate. — 15.. Clar. iii. 1632.
No man will stope [them] quhill that thay Be went within the gettis
1570 Leslie 230.
Entering at the gaittis thairof with thair laidis, thay first slew the porters
1611-57 Mure Ps. xxiv. 7.
Lift, O yee gats, lift vp ȝour heads
1680 Foulis Acc. Bk. 46.
To the painter … for colouring the getes [infra gates]

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