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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Had(d)isch, n. Also: haddish, hadish. [Reduced form of Half-disch n. Also in the later Aberdeenshire dialect (1814).] ‘A measure of any dry grain, one third of a peck; according to others, a fourth’ (J). — 15.. Aberd. B. Rec. MS. (J).
Twa hadischis of meill
1616 Inverurie 201.
Ane hadish meill of everie house having nowlt or sheip
1633 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 386.
Awand nyn bollis meill thrie pecks tua haddisches les
1670 Forbes Baron Ct. 279.
[Certain tenants] are ordained to pey … four haddish of car meill
1717 Rec. Univ. Aberd. 186.
[Rental of barley] Two hundred sixty nine bolls 1 firlot 3 pecks 1 haddish

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