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Casay, Casy, n. Also: casa, casé, casey, cacie. [Variant of Calsay. Cf. Cassay n.] A piece of paving; the paved part of a street. To big the casay of the sayd wynd fornent thair awne landis; 1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 193.
Elspet Mertein and Ionet Reid compeirit for playing on the casa … on a fasting day; 1627 Elgin Rec. II. 199.
Given to the caciers for sex ruid of cacie in the Loch Wynd; 1636 Rec. Old Aberd. I. 67.
Some of the English forces … had begune to draw severall lines alonge the casey of Cuper; 1653 Lamont Diary 60.
The baillie … had agried with twa men … to keep the beggers aff the casy; 1662 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 483.
To lay casay at the Wast Port; Ib. 489.
Ilk inhabitant … sall heave the wynes & casies … made clean anent ther housses; 1668 Rec. Old Aberd. I. 112.

b. Comb. with layer, maker. William Findlaye, casymaker; 1594–5 Misc. Spalding C. V. 118.
Mor [ale] sent for to the casa layers; 1669–70 Irvine Mun. II. 269.
To John Tasker case layer; 1681 Ib. 294.

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