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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Herring-drave, -draif, -drove, n. [See Drave n.1 and n.2] a. The annual herring-shoal. b. = Hering-drave. —a. 1619 Ritchie Churches St. Baldred 181.
Last yeir God punishit this countrie by abstracting the herring draif
b. 1627 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 17.
Disorder … amongs the fishars and cowppers … the tyme of the herring drave of Dunbar
1641 Acts V. 646/1 (see Drove).

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