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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FORETENEMENT, n. Also foir-. A house property fronting a street (Ags. 1820 Montrose Chronicle (11 Feb.)).Slg. 1732 in Trans. Slg. Arch. Soc. (1920) 77:
That little foir tenement of land belonging to Patrick Stevensone of Knockhill lying on the east Syde of the Mary wynd.
Edb. 1734 Caled. Mercury (2 July):
To be sold, Altogether or in separate Lodgings: A Timber Fore Tenement of Land, lying on the North-side of the Street at the Bowhead well.
Ags. 1758 Montrose T.C. Rec. (5 July):
The Tenants and Possessors of the foretenements furthwith to repair sufficiently the pavements.
Per. 1842 Justiciary Reports (1846) 72:
One equal fifth part of the roof of the said west half of the said fore tenement.

[Fore-, 1. + Tenement. O.Sc. foretenement, id., 1564.]

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