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

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(Mark-,) Merk(e)-schot, n. [ME. mark shote (c 1450); Mark n.1 2.] The distance of a practice shot in archery from an archer to his practice target: cf. Butland n., Butlenth n., and But n.2 1 b. — Schir Henry … Com on a steid, a merkschot [E. bow schote] neir Befor all othir that thair wer; Barb. xii. 33 (C).
He rowmyt thare Thretty fute on breid, or mare, And a merke schot large of lenth; Wynt. ix. 3247.

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