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

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Hose, n. Also: hoose, (hoas). Add: 1. d. Plur. Stockings of mail as part of a suit of armour. — Item hosis of mail abone the harnes of lambes; Loutfut MS. 46 a.

2. v elne of braid clath to turs the Kingis dowblatis and his hoss vij s. vi d.; 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 15.
Of vterhalf of ane par of hoys; 1499 Dunferm. B. Rec. 91.
Souerte to the balȝes for the spice and the wine and his gyld hoys; 1556 Inverness Rec. I. 3.
For the prowestis hois and banket as wse is; 1570 Ib. 190.
attrib. The thiftuis steling. .of his purs. .furth of his hois thie in the chalmer quhairin he lay; 1570 Canongate Ct. Bk. 274.

4. b. For laying the axe and mending the hoose of it; 1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 172.

e. = Hose-net(t n. — To desist from stenting of their nets,. . going pleat, hoas, honywaters [? read herry-]. .during the saturday's sloop; 1693 In Session Papers Leslie v. Fraser (1805) 330.

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