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(Lime-,) Lym(e)-craig, n. = Lime-quarrel. Also attrib. with -maill. (The four examples all refer to places near Glasgow or in Renfrewshire or northern Ayrshire.) — 1631 Reg. Great S. 621/1.
Terras de Eister Stanelie [in Renfrewshire] cum turre, molendinis, piscariis, carbonibus et lyme-craigis
1632 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 11.
Licens … to burne his lyme stones lyand within thair commoun land … and he to win na mae in thair lyme craig
1649 Ib. 177.
Anent the coall and lymecraig it is ordourit to be set for twa hundrethe merkis
1667 Lett. Argyle & Lauderdale 81. 1669 Caldwell P. 133.
The Rentall of Cauldwell, … Netherton … , Lym craig maill 3, 6, 8

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