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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*Halfe-gavill, n. [Half a. 1. Also in the later dial. (of Glasgow and Renfrewsh.).] One side of a gable common to two houses; the right of building on to the gable of another's house so as to make it a common gable. — 1687 Rothesay B. Rec. 429.
Ane petition. .craveing liberty of soe much ground att the south end of Ninian Niccoll his houss att the shore with the halfe gavill therto belonging as will build ane store housse

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