Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BOUND-ROAD, n. “A boundary road, frontier. Obs. or obsol.” (Sc. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.; Fif.1 c.1885). Sc. 1721  R. Wodrow Hist. Sufferings Church of Scot. II. 127:
Ready to seize him at the Bound Road, as soon as he entered Scotland.

[O.Sc. bound-rod, a boundary track or path; a boundary, spec. that between Eng. and Scot. (D.O.S.T.); Mid.Eng. bound(e), O.Fr. bonne, earlier bodne, a boundary, late Lat. bodina.]

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