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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*Haifreis-dyk, n. [Irreg. var. of halferis pl. of Halfer n.] In Shetland: A common or joint dike, the upkeep of which was a shared or joint responsibility. — 1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 27.
Ollaw Nos, Nicole thair, Magnus in Nos, [etc.]. for breking the foldis dume in noche bigging up the haifreis dyk with the gudis thairof as thay wes dempt

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