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Rachtir, Raucht(t)er, n. Also: rachter, -ar, (rather); raychter; rauchta(i)r, -o(u)r, rawchtir, -our, rawcheter, rawghter, ra(g)chtre, (raucher, rautur). [MDu. and MLG rachter, of the same ulterior origin as MLG rafter, OE ræfter Raftre n.] A plank or beam of wood. Also attrib. For many further instances see Treas. Acc. I-V and VII-IX and M. Works Acc. (a) [Et pro centum] rachtirs [ … iiij li. x s.]; 1428 Exch. R. IV 438.
Certane rachteris and burdis; 1482–3 Acta Conc. II cxxvi.
iiij dosan i rachter; to be ane hous to Mons; 1501 Treas. Acc. II 24.
Rachteris to mak ane barres to keip the tymir in; 1503 Ib. 380.
For … rachteris; ilk pece vij d.; 1506 Ib. III 88.
1517 Edinb. B. Rec. I 169.
1527 Treas. Acc. V 325.
For … rachteris for skaffalting; 1529–30 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 26.
Rachtaris to double the yhet ester xi s.; 1530 Reg. Soltre 157.
Rachtreis; 1551 Dundee B. Ct. II fol. 54 (27 April).
Sewine hundreth ragchtreis; Ib. fol. 76b (11 July).
Rachtaris; 1558 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 354.
That they put rachters throw the haill lang open staires for the better preservatioune of young childerin getting skaith therby; 1664 Glasgow B. Rec. III 33.
Als mony ratheris as wilbe scaffalding to the tolbutht stepill; 1513 Aberd. B. Rec. I 85.
(b) Ravchtaris; 1499 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 98.
For viij dosan of rauchteris to be coyis in the schip and paraling gif tha com to ony segis; 1505 Treas. Acc. III 142.
His yrnis was rude as ony rawchtir, Quhair he leit blude it was no lawchtir; Dunb. (O.U.P.) 162/37.
Quhen he put vp the rauchteris for to clos the southsid of the kirk; 1512 Edinb. Hammermen 77.
Rawchtouris; 1513 Treas. Acc. IV 478.
ijc rauchtouris … to haf on burd for thair mendis; Ib. 486.
Rauchteris … to mak the clois cartis; Ib. 512.
1514 Reg. Soltre 172.
xiiij rauchtteris to be mangearis and hekkis in the tua stabillis; 1523 Treas. Acc. V 221.
A dosane of grete rauchteris; 1529–30 Edinb. B. Rec. II 21.
For v dosane rauchtaris to the syling within the kingis kechin abone the burdis therof … and to the makin of ane parpane wall in the gelehous; 1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 96.
For rauchteris, tymbir, irne werk, … for eking of the listis under the castell of Striveling; 1534 Treas. Acc. VI 225.
Dalis and rauchteris … to the furnising of the werk … for skaffalting fluring dovelling sarking of the leid ruiffis sentreis & coumys making; 1535–6 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 180.
1544 Aberd. B. Rec. I 197.
Twa dosoun of dowble rauchers to cleith the monitioun hous with; 1557–8 Edinb. Old Acc. I 253.
For twa rauchters to fessing the stoupe; 1558–9 Ib. 280.
Rauturis; 1568 Crail B. Ct. 7 Dec.
For the rauchtteris to the hewcht; 1573 Ib. 23 Oct.
Rauchtoris; 1573–4 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII 72.
Rauchtaris; 1586 Reg. Privy C. IV 104.
Rauchtairis; 1600 Ib. VI 219.
There was gotten from Charls Murray 40 dales. I beliue they warre rawghteres; 1658 Misc. Hist. Soc. VII 30.
Tua sait buirdis maid of fowr buirdis of rawcheter [etc.]; 1550 Rec. Earld. Orkney 242.
(c) Raychteris & burne wod; 1543 Aberd. B. Rec. MS V 18 (Jam.).
attrib. xx rachter daillis at iiij s. the pece; 1623 Edinb. Test. LII 52b.

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