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Pleuch, Pluch(t, n. Also: pleuche, pleucht, plewche, plewch(t, pleugh(e, plewgh(e, plewh(e; pleuich(e, plewiche, -yche; pluche, plwch(e, plugh(e, pluegh, pleug; pluich(e, pluyche; plouche, plowch(t, plough(e; pluk, plouk; plogh; pluchet. Plur. pleuchis etc., pleuges (and see Plew n.). [ME. and e.m.E. plouh, plogh(e, plowȝe, plouȝ, plough(e, plowh(e, late OE. plóh, ON. plógr (also OFris. plōch, OHG. pfluog, etc.), a word of appar. late appearance in Germanic and appar. of Italic origin.The plur. form plewis etc. (see Plew n.) derives regularly f. OE. ploȝas pl. The form pleuchis etc. is a re-formation f. the (orig. uninflected) sing.]

1. A plough, the agricultural implement.Also, transf., applied to the activity or occupation of ploughing. See also b–d below.Also proverb.For a detailed discussion of the plough, its parts, team and manpower, see A. Fenton The Plough-Song in Tools & Tillage I. (1970) 175–91.For further examples of (7), see Lows v.1 7 a and Lowsing vbl. n.1 1 a (5).(1) 1375 Barb. xix. 175.
And sum of thame neid mon thame call With plewch and harrow for to get And othir ser craftis thair met
a1400 Leg. S. xl. 132.
Thane trawalit he … In Goddis ȝard to set plucht To … wine his corne
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 366 (B).
I haif culter and pluch For substance & geir
1570 Rec. Earld. Orkney 132.
The rest of the land to be devidit amang thame … or plucht pas tharupone
1578 Maxwell Mem. 312.
Twa drawin oxin with pleuch and pleuch graith
1587 Acts (1597) ii. 98 b.
Quhat-sumever persone … cuttis and destroyes pleuch & pleuchgeire … salbe … punished therefore to the death
1634 Monteith Stewartry Ct. 1 May. [20 s.
Furneisand thrie horsis with pluich and pluich yrones
1638 Hawick Ann. 42.
Scots are awarded to a man for 4 days] at pleuche
1674 Lanark B. Rec. 197.
It sall be leisume to any burges … to caus any tradsman … put on irons upon pleuch that shall be bocht be the burgessis affoirsaid
(b) 15.. Acts I. xxiv.
Ilk husband land xxvj akkeris quhair pluk and syth may gang
(c) 1635 N. Meldrum Forteviot 53.
Quha past to the ground of the glybe … and causit strak plouk therein
(2) 14.. Burgh Laws c. 109 (B).
The pluch
1456–70 Liber Aberbr. II. 108.
Quhilk baillye … straik the sommys in twa and hewyt the plwche
1513 Doug. xiii. viii. 24 (see Beme n.1 2). 1549 Compl. 44/5.
He vas arand the land vitht his auen hand at the pleuch
1570 Sat. P. xii. 72 (see Patil(l n. a). 1598 James VI Basil. Doron 196/10.
& not that a colte shall drau the pleuch & ane aulde horse rinne auaye uith the harrouis
1599 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 183.
Cutting with his knyff the theattis of the said pleucht
1624 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 143.
Quhen they ȝocked the pleuche it wald not enter in the ground, temper hir quhat scho wald, and the culter and sock gaid out off the pleuche be ȝour witchcraft and divelrie
1622-6 Bisset I. 245/9.
Oxin horse and uthiris guidis pertening to the pleuch … may nocht be poynded … in tyme of labouring
a 1650 Descr. Orchad. 31 in Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. III. 324.
Ther pleuche is drawen by foure beastis going side by side, the caller gangis befor the beastis backward with a whipe, the halder of the pleuche lyes on with his side on the pleuche, the culter and the socke be not twa pound in waight
1662 Crim. Trials III. 603.
All we of the coeven went still … with the plewghe
(3) 1424 Acts II. 8/1.
That ilk man of sympil estate … haf other half ane ox in the pluch or ellis delff ilk werk day
1456 Hay I. 240/1.
The ox may nocht wele drawe in the pleuche bot gif he have a falowe
1531 Bell. Boece II. 263.
Thay sal be drawin lik hors in the pluch and harrowis
1595 Reg. Privy C. V. 220.
[The laird took horses] and patt thame in the pleuch
c1610 Melville Mem. 269.
The ox is ydand euer in the plouche
(4) 1599 Reg. Privy C. V. 555 (see Pleuch-stilt n. 1). 1649 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 50.
That they being at the pleughe togidder … Patrick strake the said Alexr. with the patle
1676 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 26 Jan.
Ten shilling for ane dayes work for himself and his beast at the pleugh
15.. Black Bk. Taymouth 157.
Vpone the morne he mist hir [the mare] to the pleuch
(5) 1478 Acta Aud. 80/2.
Thre oxin … spulȝeit furthe of the said Symonis pluche
15.. Wyf Awcht. 119.
And I will to my plwch agane
1558 Inverness Rec. I. 20.
The said Doncan pluch lay idyll in his defalt
1541–2 Elgin Rec. I. 69.
Providing the forsaidis … occupy the samyn with thair avin propir plwchis guiddis and cotteris
(b) 1456 Hay I. 64/27.
Thare was a labourare … at his pleuch gangand
1516 Fife Sheriff Ct. 26.
1531 Crim. Trials I. i. 155.
For to put in his pleuche in the landis of Kynloch and to remove all utheris thairfra
1557 Peebles B. Rec. I. 243. 1561 Rec. Earld. Orkney 268.
Gif the said airis occupeys nocht the said twa penny land with thair awin plewcht
1562–3 Linlithgow Sheriff Ct. 20 Feb.
And tua ȝockingis of his pleuch or than the price thairfor as pleuchis presentlie gettis
1589 St. A. B. Ct. 20 Jun.
Sex schillingis for thre ȝokingis of the said James hors in the said Alexanderis pleuche
c1500-50 Pleugh-Song in 1562-92 Wode's Psalter (ed.) 240 a.
I am woe your pleugh sould lye
1613 Orkney & Shetl. Ct. Bk. 85.
In cawsing teill and ryiff out with his awin pleuch and guidis ane quoy of land
1662 Edinb. Test. LXX. 188.
Nyne oxen with thair pleughe and furnitour
1667 Highland P. II. 38 (see Pleuch v. b).(c) 1591 Lennox Mun. 334.
I … laubowrit the said meidow thre ȝeir with my awin pluiche
(d) 1697 Argaty Baron Ct. 16 Jan.
The haill tennentis … to teill four yockings with their saidis pleuges
(6) 1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 158.
Heir I assayt to ȝok our pleuch agane
15.. Wyf Awcht. 6. 1562 Peebles B. Rec. I. 283.
Thomas Peblis yokkit his pleuch vpon his maling of the landis of Dod
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xxxi. 33.
Than … ane … Ȝokis his pleuch [etc.]
1596 Dalr. II. 462/16.(7) 1521 Fife Sheriff Ct. 273.
He hes violently put hir pleuch out of hyre saidis landis
1533–4 Melville Chart. 76.
The said laird … stoppis him to teill his awin landis forsaid, brekis his plewchtis [etc.]
1537 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 146.
The spoliatione … of his portione … puttand his pleucht furtht of the samyn
(8) c1420 Wynt. vii. 3606.
Mychty men that had ma Oxyn he gert in pluchys [A. plewiche] ga
14.. Acts I. 44/2.
A pluch, a wayne [etc.]
1478 Acta Aud. 82/1.
[They] sall … paye … for … a pluch schod xxx d.
1531 Bell. Boece II. 328.(b) 1426 Acts II. 13/2.
Ilk man telande with a pleuche of viij oxin sal saw … ilk ȝere a ferlot of quhete
1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. 1521.
Sangor … men slew with ane pleuchis sok
1524 Hist. Pluscardyn 238.
Certane new furris drawin be ane plewcht
1527–8 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 92.
The said Philp Scot sal put to ane pleucht to the steid of the Bouhill
1534 Ib. 144.
Ane plewch with the pertinench videlicet sok colter and missaill
1566 Prot. Bk. D. Gray 38 b.
Ane gangand plewcht pertenyng to Jhone Ȝong
1571 Prot. Bk. A. Millar 10.
Ane trie plewcht with sok culter [etc.]
1571 Prot. Bk. Gilbert Grote 76.
Ane ȝokit plewcht witht iiij oxin and twa horssis
1575 Inverness Rec. I. 244.
?1549 Monro W. Isles 24.
Albeit thay use na pleuchis but delvis thair corn-land with spaiddis
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Hvsbandland. 1615 Edinb. Test. XLIX. 14.
Thrie squair plewcheis price of baith tuentie schillingis
1620 Peebles Gleanings 53.
And ilk pleuche to teill a yoking
1678 Forbes Baron Ct. 318.
That William Menie … sall stryk oxen in a plewch with James Duncain
(c) 1564–5 Perth B. Ct. 278 (23 Mar.).
Ane pleugh
1649 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 782.
The furnishing of tua pleughes iron and timber work at twentie pund
1661 Edinb. Test. LXX. 38 b.
Ane munted pleughe
(d) 1535 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XV. (Jam.).
Ane pluchet furnest with gair tharto
(e) 1685 Paterson Sc. Arithm. 6.
As much land as a six horse plough will plew in plewing time
(9) 1456 Hay I. 240/18.
The varlet of the labourare that is … his hyre man that dryvis the pleuche
a1500 Henr. Fab. 1722 (Bann.).
Off lawboraris to see the besynace Sum makand dike and sum the pleuch can wynd
1531 Reg. Soltre 104.
He sall find ane man that can and sall hald the plewch
1582 Prot. Bk. J. Robertsone 19 b.
The said haill landis … lyand … woid and quhit and na plewcht straikit thairin … sen the last harwist
a1599 Rollock Wks. I. 412.
Ane husbandman that haldis the pleuch fra morning till evening
1599 Reg. Privy C. VI. 43.
Gif evir he streikit ane pleuch thairin thairefter [etc.]
?a1648 Polemo-Mid. 36.
Qui pleugham longo gaddo dryvare solebat
c1650 Spalding I. 141 (see Call v. 3). 1699 Misc. 3 Spald. C. II. 113.
His son … did streack a pleugh upon the mains of Glenbucket
transf. a1400 Leg. S. xxviii. 70.
Gud inuch Sic as men wynnis of erd & pleuch
c1420 Wynt. vii. 3601.
Yhwmen … That wes off mycht an ox til hawe He gert … hawe part in pluche
15.. Wyf Awcht. 19.
Dame ȝe mon to the pluch to morne
a1568 Bann. MS. 65 b/26.
Peur husband men leivis on thair plwch
1569–70 Canongate Ct. Bk. 178.
Alexander Aittoun … wes rydand on his maisteris hors to the plewch in sobir maner
1571–2 Inverness Rec. I. 211.
To haif past wyth the said gray horse … to the pleucht
1581 Sempill Sat. P. xliii. 70.
Wallancianus … Tane fra the pleuch to place imperiall
1642 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 41.
Tuo sufficient servands to pleughe barne byir and all uther wark daylie
proverb. a1500 Prestis of Peblis 412.
And he cummis not in at the dur Gods pleuch may neuer hald the fur
1571 Sat. P. xxix. 9.
That mokis … The plewche befoir the oxin go the best the man to gyde
a1628 Carmichael Prov. No. 1067.
Let the pleuch stand and slay a mouse
1621-40 Melville Commonpl. Bk. 6.
He settis the plouche befoir the oxin
Urquhart Rabelais .

transf. or fig. b. The means by which one earns one's livelihood; a habitual occupation. c. An undertaking or enterprise.To put one's hand to the pleuch, to undertake a task or enterprise.Mair belangis to the pleuch, mair graith pertenis the pleuch, there is more to the matter than appears, ‘there's more to it than that’.To yok a pleuch, to set (some activity) in progress.b. a1400 Leg. S. xxxiv. 57.
That wynnyng wes lang hir plucht Tho scho had ellis gud inuch
a1538 Abell 70 b.
Pray all prelatis … to lows the pleuch of thare iakmen, that is the cartis and dis
c. 1540 Lynd. Sat. 1695.
Be seure that mair belangis to the plewch
1560 Rolland Seven S. 2304.
Ȝit as ȝe ken mair graith pertenis the pleuch
1573 Davidson Sat. P. xlii. 283.
Gif ilkane in thair degre Do put thair hand vnto the pleuch
a1578 Pitsc. II. 111/33.
Bot for gredienes … [they] laid bak thair hand frome the pleugh
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 1150 (Wr.).
‘Ha, ha,’ quoth Hope … ‘Ye'r but a prentise at the pleugh’
1596 Dalr. I. 253/5.
Quhen he [Boniface] had put hand to the pluiche [etc.]
1638 Henderson Serm. 278.
The Lord has yoked the pleugh of persecution among us … the pleugh sall not be loused yet … none … are readier to be instruments to draw this pleugh than these who has anes put their hand to the pleugh of the gospel
1650 Brechin Presb. 27.
Shee hard Elspit Gray say that William Hill hade yocked a pleugh that he should not loose in heast

d. Applied to the men working the plough. 1557–8 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII. 53.
Breid and aill to xvi plewchtis teland ane part of Glaidismure to the hird

e. Only Sc.: Applied, as a name, to the constellation Ursa Major. Cf. 19th c. Eng., id. (1868). — 1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 150.
How … The pleuch and the polys the planettis began

2. A team of plough-beasts.Cf. late north. ME. plogh(t (c 1400), in this sense. 1662 Crim. Trials III. 603.
And ther we yoaked an plewghe of paddokis … Paddokis did draw the plewgh as oxen
1670 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 290.
[As] many horse as will maik wp ane plewghe

3. The knife of a printer's cutting-press.Cf. 17th c. Eng. ‘plow, or cutting-knife by which the leaves of books are cut even’ (1688). 1580 Edinb. Test. VIII. 362 b.
Johne Ros prentair … ane cutting pres and ane pleuch [£ 4]

4. A plough-land. = Pleuchland n. and Plewland n..Much the commonest term in Sc. for this unit of measurement.There is some overlapping in sense with b below, see esp. (5).(1) c1420 Wynt. vii. 3606 (see Oxgang n.).
A pluch [C. plewyche] off land
c1420 Wynt. vii. 3603 (C).
1557 Reg. Cupar A. II. 128.
Reserwand to ws … the herȝeldis of ilk pleucht of land quhen thai sall happin to vaik
1563 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 381/2.
Ane plewch of land and the tua parte of ane pleuch in Balchymmy
1580–1 Dunbar Moray Doc. App. 176.
Occupiar of a plewghe of land in Craigtowne … to pay the … bear and … oats for the said plewghe land
1583 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 343.
The teind of ane pleuch of land
1597 Skene Mem. 231.
Tennentis and occupearis of sax pleuches of land
1638 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I. 277.
Four ploghes of land may hold 24 kyne
1656 Retours Inq. Spec. Banff (105).
The halfe davach or tuo pleughes of land of Wester Innerowrie
1656 Ib. Nairn (22).
With the pleugh of land callit Stand-the-lane
1682 Hist. Clan Gregor II. 172.
The lands of Fineane being a plough of land
1619 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 77.
Two oxgait of the two sunny ploughs of Percock
1655 Retours Inq. Spec. Aberdeen (326).
Of the shadow pleugh of the town and landis of Kirktoune of Kinellar
(2) c1650 Spalding II. 423.
Four pleuchis of cornis
(3) 1572 Fam. Rose 261.
The tway plewchis landis … with the ailhous and ailhowscroft of the samen
1606 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 118.
The said tua pleuchis lands
(4) 1530 Renfrew Arch. Coll. I. 146.
Ane thraif of corn of ilk pleuch
1538 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XVI. (Jam.).
Ane pleucht of the intowne of Ardler
1542 Reg. Cupar A. II. 191. 1549 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 624.
Payand for ilk pleuch that pais wictuale thir yeris bigane … sex merkis
1565 Ib. III. 424.
The pleucht of Weistir Fintray pertenyng to the said Dauid
1594 Reg. Great S. 65/2.
Unum lie fotchit pleugh
1597 Elgin Rec. II. 56.
That thair be a taxation … ilk pleuche layid to saxtein schillingis
1598 Retours Inq. Spec. Aberdeen (574).
Unius carucatae vulgariter the twa pairt of ane pleuche de lie Northtoune
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Carucate. 1621 Urie Baron Ct. 36.
That ewerie maister of ane pleuche sall pas … to the dame of the milne
1626 Rothiemay Kirk S. in J. Gordon Hist. I. App. liv.
That thrie horss of ilk pleuch … bring heam sclaites to the kirk
1636 Kirkcaldy Presb. 101.
Ane important paroche thair being thriescoir and four plewhs and auchtein mills within the samyne
1663 Stitchill Baron Ct. 26. 1698 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 718 (31 Mar.).(b) 1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 86.
An boll of ryng ber of ylke pluch
1548 Reg. Cupar A. II. 56.
And als we … reseruis … all hereȝeldis of ilk plowcht at happinnis to vaik within the saidis landis
1619 Beale Fife Schools 130.
[The schoolmaster to be paid 2 merks per] Scotch plough
1652 Cramond Kirk S. I.
20 shilling out of the plugh … to the scoollmaister

5. The persons collectively furnishing and working a standard plough and its team (normally, of eight oxen, etc.); hence, the tenant, or the tenants collectively, of a plough-land.See the note to 4 above.(1) 1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 86.
An boll of ryng ber of ylke pluch
1549 Carnwath Baron Ct. lxii. n.
That every pleugh of aucht oxen … furnisch ane man boddin as said is … and ilk fotch pleuch [Reg. Privy C. sutch pleuch] furnisch twa men
1604 Urie Baron Ct. 8.
Euerie plucht in the grund to pay ȝeirlie … ane boil of aittis
1617 Reg. Privy C. XI. 127.
[The lands were reckoned] according to thair plewis appointing everie pleugh of land to send ane horsse with all necessair furnissing
1624 Forbes Baron Ct. 219.
The twa pleuches off Munkis hill theakis the lymhouse
1641 Rec. Old Aberd. II. 15.
Euerie pleugh within this parosh sall send too Frendracht for carying of sklattes
1643 Kinghorn Kirk S. 47.
And stented ilk pleughe of land … to pay ten mks.
1644 Aberd. Journal N. & Q. III. 83.
Evyre plouche giv[ing] him halff pock about
1650 Beale Fife Schools 136.
What voluntarilie everie pleugh in the landwart will give either in victuall or in moneyes
1653 Jervise Epitaphs & Inscriptions I. 113/2.
1670 Urie Baron Ct. 90.
1683 Meikle Old Session Bk. 224.
That evrie plewgh bring six load of stons for the churche yeard dyke
(2) 1603 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 44.
And ane pleuchis pairt of peittis yeirlie

6. attrib. and comb., in sense 1 above.See also Pleuchgang, -gate, -graith, -hede, -irnis, -land, -man, -silver, -stilt, -tilth.Pleuch band, see Band n.1 2. Pleuch-beme, the central beam of timber to which the other principal parts of a plough are attached. Pleugh-bowl, a ‘strake’, a (? curved) piece of metal for strengthening a plough; cf. Boull n.2 1. Pleuch-scheat, the ‘sheath’ or cross-bar connecting the beam and sole of a plough. Pleugh-shoone (= shoes), ? ; prob., protective metal coverings. Pleuche-schoot, plough shoot. = pleugh scheat above. Pleughe-sowme, a draught-chain.Pleuch gudis, see Gude n. 5.Pleugh darrack, see Darg n. 1. Plewche-fest, ? (also in the later dial. of the north-east). Cf. English plough Monday. Pleugh-song, see the note to 1 above.a. (1) 1535 Stewart 51549.
Thinkand it war sum … elfe … the pleuch geir staw
1593 Brechin Test. I. iii b.
Pleuiche geir
1609 Edinb. Test. XLV. 24.
Ane plewch and plewch gere
(2) 1563 Dumfries Rec. in Fenton Plough and Spade in Dumfries and Galloway in Dumfr. & Galloway Soc. (1968) XLV. 154.
The making of ane plewche band the price vj d.
1595 Paisley B. Rec. 164.
Twa pluch bemis
1647 Durh. Univ. J. XXXIV. i.
They said to him ‘Weill lappen plewch beim’
1661 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 345.
Ane pleugh brydle
c1500-50 Pleugh-Song in 1562-92 Wode's Psalter (ed.) 241 (see Missel(l n. 1).
The pleugh-bowl
1567 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. 315.
Ane pleuch cowter
1588–9 Burntisland B. Ct. 24 Jan.
Certane pleuch irons sic as pleuch cuttar
1566-70 Buch. Comm. on Virgil Georgics i. 172.
Dentale, the pleuch shar or heid
1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 57 b.
Ten dossane of pleuch scheatis
c1500-50 Pleugh-Song in 1562-92 Wode's Psalter (ed.) 241.
The pleugh-shoone The mell and the stilt … the beam … the heelwidge The chock the yoak
1658 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 206.
The pleuche schoott is out and teillis out neirer and neirer the gate
1664 Edinb. Test. LXXI. 315.
Tua pleugh socks & culters
1695 Law Memor. App. 273.
It cast a plough-sock at him and also an trough-stone
1661 Edinb. Test. LXX. 147 b.
Thrie horsis pleughe sowmes and sweingle tries
c1500-50 Pleugh-Song in 1562-92 Wode's Psalter (ed.) 241.
The pleughstaff
1611 Reg. Privy C. IX. 241.
With ane grite pleuch [ed. plot] staulff or padill in his hand, haveing a shairp broad irne on the end thairof
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Buris, vel- a, the plough taile
1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 225 b.
Tua laid of pleuch ȝokis
(3) 1580 Edinb. Test. IX. 13.
He left … tuentie foure ky in Duntrayt with the plenesing seid & pleuch gudis thairof
1599 Fraser P. 155.
To occupye the saidis landis with our awin proper plewche guidis and geir
1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II. 274.
Seven cows [etc.] … being all of them pleugh goods
1684 Decis. Lords F. 57.
The pleugh goods were poinded in labouring time
By and attour the pleugh goods there was upon the lands … other goods
(4) 1607 Dunblane Test. III. 110.
Ane pleuche hors
1609 Argyll Rentals I.
Of pleuch hors meiris and thair followaris
1694 Annandale Corr. 74.
Draught, pleugh and laboring horses
1698 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 10 Mar.
Four pluegh horses at 25 merks per peice
1660 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 287.
To the plowch meir
1574 Edinb. Test. III. 196 b.
Twa litill pleuch naigis price of the pece ourheid foure li.
1627 Ib. LIV. 138.
Tua littill pleuche naiges at viij li. the peice
1574 Edinb. Test. III. 39.
Ane pleucht kow
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xlviii. iii.
Lat no bowgle … The meik pluch ox oppress
1573–4 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 255.
Tua pleucht draving oxin
1577 Edinb. Test. VI. 46 b.
Pleuch oxin … the pece x merkis
1583–4 Crail B. Ct. 10 Mar.
Tua pleuche oxin price xiij lib. vj s. viij d.
1663 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I. 61.
For theft … of pleugh oxen
(5) 1676 Old Ross-shire I. iii.
The said Jn. Munro twenty sex merks for pleugh darracks
1596 Oldcambus Acc. 5.
To the servandis for thair plewchefest
1686 Corshill Baron Ct. 172.
Two merkes Scotis money as the rest of ane plough fie
1513 Doug. ii. vi. 17.
The burn on spait … Down dyngand … all the pleuch laubour atanys
c1500-50 Pleugh-Song heading.
1664 Maxwell Mem. I. 343.
Pleugh tyme and harvest
(6) ?a1648 Polemo-Mid. 72.
Convocat … Jackmannum hyremannos pleughdryv'sters atque pleughmannos
1574 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 32.
Adame Quhitelaw plewch wrycht
(7) 1601 Reg. Great S. 417/1.
Fra that … richt south the mercat gait and pleuch-furr mercheit to the landis … of Spynie

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