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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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Ȝerald, Ȝeir-, Yeir auld, n. [North. e.m.E. yer old, yere old (both 1539), yeare old (1583).] A one-year-old farm animal, a yearling. For tuaȝer ald, etc. see Ȝer(e n. 4 a and Twa num. C 2 b. — 1527 Wigtown B. Ct. 204b.
Wrangus haldyne fra hyme of tua wedderys fowre ȝeraldis & a tua ȝerald wedder with thare profettis
1594 Black Bk. Taymouth 294.
Gait in the half Auchclochinluye. Item of milk gait … Of yeir auldis Off buikis
1611 Dunblane Test. III 155.
Sex ȝoung heid of guidis ȝeir auldis

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