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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Cowt,) Cout, Kout, variants of Colt n.1 1424 Acts II. 4/2.
The bestis ar taxit on this maner, … ilk cout … ane merk
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 354.
Se how I cabeld ȝone cout with a kene brydill
a1605 Montg. Flyt. 301.
The cords and the cout-evill [T. colt evill]

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