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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Grind, n.1 [ON. grind a barred gate.] In Orkney and Shetland: ‘A gate formed of horizontal bars, which enter at each end into hollows in two upright stakes, or in adjoining walls.’ (J). — 1615 Kirkwall Sheriff Ct. 3 b.
It is statut … that all grindis and ȝettis on all hie wayes sall be closed be all strangers that enters thairby … And no common grinds nor ȝettis to be stopitt or closed vp that hes been of old

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