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Une, One, Uven, n. Also: wne, wyn, hun, own(e, ȝown, oyne, oyen, ovyn, hovne, hoyne, vuen, uvyne, eune, ewne, evine. [Varr. of Ovin n.]= Hoyne n. Cf. also Arthur's Oon s.v. Arthuris hufe.For many further examples, see the Index to M. Works Acc. II, s.v. Ovens.

1. A furnace. a1400 Leg. S. xlv 241.
He ane oyne [L. fornacem] gert be mad Red het, & put hire in but bad
1531 Bell. Boece II 421.
Was nocht the thre barnis cassin in ane birnand une, becaus thay wald nocht adorne fals idolis?

2. An oven. Also fig.(a) 14.. Burgh Laws c. 52 (A) heading.
Quha may hald oynys
c1575 Balfour Pract. 49.
Ilk burges of the Kingis may have ane oyne within his awin ground, and na uther bot the Kingis burges
1584 Sempill in Sat. P. xlv 305.
A baxter … Had careit hame heather to the oyne Cutted off in the cruik of the moone
1584 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 377.
Baxteris [etc.] … quha hes any staks of hedder … peitts, or siclyke stufe, to be fyre in thair oynis or killis
1614 Elgin Rec. II 140.
To summond the baksters … for raising the steanes of the graves to build ther oynes
1616 Elgin Rec. II 149.
For heiting the oyne on the Saboth day and beaking therin
1623–4 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 153.
To James Crauford for ten laid of deid sand to the oyne
1627 St. A. Baxter Bks. 87.
The oyen and fyre thairin being maid clair and reddie to the said Thomas daugh
(b) 1526 Wigtown B. Ct. 172b.
Hyndering of hyr of hyre furnage, throw baking in his hoyne be hym self & vderis to the some of xxx bollis of flour
(c) 1503 Treas. Acc. II 407.
To Mosman, potingair, for the bigging of ane une
1513 Treas. Acc. IV 488.
To the baxtaris … for clay to mak an une in the greit schip
1524 Wigtown B. Ct. 152b.
Thom Logan officar brocht erd & stane at the alderman bailȝeis & comunteis behalf of the commoun vne
1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 71.
For ane dosane of flaggis for the grund of the said une
1575 Edinb. Test. III 451.
Ane vne that I biggit on my awne expensis
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Fornax, a fornace, vne, or kill
1596–7 Misc. Spald. C. I 88.
He … ley … melting away like ane birnand quhyt candle, the ane half day, and rossin as in ane wne the wther half day
1606 Edinb. Test. XLI 341.
Tua brasin vnis weyand xxxvj pund wecht
1614 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 343.
To the sand men for four lead of deid sand for mending the une
1622 Perth Kirk S. MS 5 Nov.
My lord chancelare serueandis caussit baik sum manschetis to serue the supper and … the vne wes haitt without his knawledge
(d) 1520 Wigtown B. Ct. 101b.
That nane breyd be send … to merket … bot it sall be lefull to the sayd Adam to tak furmes thair of bot it be bakin in to the common wyn
(e) 1521 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 63.
We ordand ane pais to be gevin to ilk hun efferand as the quhet war boucht for ane merk
1527 Wigtown B. Ct. 201b.
Schallans for the vrangus bakyng in hyre hovne [supra vne] hyndryne hyr furneis
(f) c1520-c1535 Nisbet Matth. vi 30.
The hay of the feeld, that … to morou is castin into an vuen [W. fourneyse, P. ouen; L. clibanum]
1534 Treas. Acc. VI 210.
(g) 1468 Aberd. B. Rec. MS V i 633 (20 June).
The saide Nicoll sall mak the saide vnyne sufficiande … & nocht til oys the saide vnyne on to … scho be sene sufficiand
(h) 1517 Wigtown B. Ct. 64a.
For the maile of the common ȝown
1571–2 Elgin Rec. I 130.
To pay to Robert Tailȝour xxxx thre schillingis four penneis … for the rest of his fie for the biggyng of ane owne in Garmoch
1615 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 362.
For lyme to the owne in the abbay
(i) 1668 Rothesay B. Rec. 160.
For owirgeawin the bargan of ane one
(j) 1611 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 335.
For thrie stones for laying the eune of the Quens keching
1611 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 335.
For working and laying of the soll of the evine and … for drawing the pend of her [etc.]
1611 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 335.
For fyve lead of scley for the ewne
fig. 1490 Irland Mir. III 60/19.
It is necessar at the furnace vne and fir of tribulacioun remane heir to baik the breid and caus the merit that sall bring ws all to glor and ioy eternale

b. In synecdochical use: A bakehouse. 14.. Burgh Laws c. 51 (A).
That nane salbe ma in his oyne [B. ovyn] than iiii … a master, ii seruandis & a knaf

c. comb. Oyne (own) full, an ovenful (cf. Full n. 2).(1) 1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 72.
For tua dosane of scherattis to lay on the said flaggis upon the une heid price xii d.
1623 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 153.
For working and mixing the clay and laying it upon the oyne heid
(2) 1639 Dundee B. Laws 350.
Aucht penyes for ilk oyne full of baikes
1643 Dundee B. Laws 350.
In beakine for ane own full of beaks more than justlie may serve for two

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