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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*Heavie, n. [In the mod. dial. of Orkney and Caithness as heevie, heavie, of Caithness as haev(y), of Orkney and Shetl. as huivy, houvie, hoovie, appar. Norw. hov, haav id.] A kind of basket or kubby made of plaited straw. — 1643 Orkney Witch Trial in Misc. Abbotsf. C. 178.
Katherin Barnie. . did goe to ȝour heavie quhair it did hing vpoun the wall, to sik for ane spindle

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