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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lime-,) Lym(e)-holl, -hole, -hoill, n. Also: lymb-, lymn- and -hooll.Apparently confined to the south and south-west.

= Lime-pot(t n.2(a) 1557 Glasgow Prot. II. 40.
Cum foraminibus [commonly called] lymehollis and barkhollis
1563 Edinb. Test. LXVII. 113.
In the lym holls nyn daikers of kine hydis
1673 Glasgow Chart. II. 362.
[A back tenement of land, with yard and] lymnhollis, barkhollis, steiphollis and a bark loft
(b) 1560 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I. 21.
xvj lky hydis lyand in the lymhole and foure hydis of … quyis lyand in lyme
(c) 1561 McDowall Dumfries App. 240.
Ane lymehoill in Myllhoill
1571 Glasgow Prot. VI. 65. 1572 Haddington B. Ct. in Grey Friars II. 93. 1574 Glasgow Prot. VII. 51.
Cum puteo [called a] lymehoill
1583 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 311. 1588 Edinb. Test. XIX. 23; 1589 Ib. XXI. 144 b. 1591 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 262; 1612 Ib. II. 122.
To pey to Adame Lig xl d. for barking of certane hydis in his lym hoillis
1605 Glasgow Merchants House 96.
Ane hows … togidder with ane yeard adjacent thairto, with lymbhoillis thairin conteinit
1635 Edinb. Test. LVII. 189 b. 1654 Lanark B. Rec. 154.
The baillies … ordainit the said James … to build the said lyme hoill with staine and lyme and tua gavellis and ane back
(d) 1654 Lanark B. Rec. 153.
For making of ane lym hooll in the said James Craig his clos to the undermynding of his hous

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