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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hallow, n.3 Plur.: hallowis, hallous, hallois. [Norw. dial. halge, and mod. Orkney and Shetland dialects hallow. See also Hallok.] A bundle of straw, as an item in the rent of bishop's lands in Caithness and Orkney. — 1557 Sutherland Chart. 119.
Terre de Force … soluunt annuatim … nonaginta sex sarcinas straminum lie hallowis of stray
Ib. 120.
Octoginta … lie hallous of stray
1623 Reg. Great S. 168/1.
380 sarcinas straminum, hallois of stray
26 hallowis of strae

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