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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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Werdoune, Wardone, n. (Varr. of G(u)erdoun n. and Gardon(e n., a reward.)(a) a1400 Leg. S. xxvii 1358.
& of richtwisnes thi full far crowne Thé giff in Hewine to thi werdoune
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi 464.
Quhare he the thrinfald crone Sal euir bruk fore his wardone

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