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Quintra(y, Quintré, Quyntray, north-eastern varr. of Cuntra(y n., Cuntré n. (country): cf. also Quentré. Also attrib. 1500–1 Aberd. B. Rec. I 68.
The quyntray was dangerfull throw this plage of pestilence
1507 Ib. 435.
Nay forstallar … to pas in quintray to forestall the burgh
1587 Crawford Mun. Invent. II 185 (18 May).
For experience in ane man of quintre fortifeis mekle his knawlege
1588 Ib. 191 (2 July).
I was afraid that like as be the quintre and metallik hwmor quhilk I kindled in your M. be clymmyng to the heid of Larie and trotting to the wildernes of Glenmarke, ye so quicklie accordit and acheuit that blok
1692 Pitcairne Assembly (1752) ii iii 29.
I wad anes see't sekeere the quintra fra … the abeeses mentioned in't
Ib. iv vi 61.
A long north-quintra feel young nobleman

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