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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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*Austercope, n. [Of Norse origin, but precise etym. doubtful.] ‘A fine paid every third year at each renewal of the tack of the smaller islets’ (in Orkney and Shetland). — 1589 Reg. Great S. 565/2.
Cum . . austercope, scattis, landmaillis, . . et aliis juribus

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