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Axtré, n. Also: axtree, -trie, axe-tree, -trie, aixtre, aixe tre (aikstre, aixstre), -tree. [ME. axtre (e.m.E. axtree), early ME. axtreo (c 1225), OE. *eax-tréo, f. eax axle. See also Extre n.] An axle-tree. Also transf.(a) 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 287.
For iijc nalis to the wyndbandis and cart axtreis
1506 Ib. III. 203.
For mending of thre irn boltis and straking of ane axtree
1528 Acta Conc. XXXVIII. 168.
vj pare of quhelis with axtreis … pertenyng tharto
1552 Treas. Acc. X. 118.
For tway new axtreis coft be hym to tway of the saidis falconis
a1578 Pitsc. II. 99/11.
[He] cuttit the quhellis and axtrie of his gone that he was schottand
a1605 Montg. Son. ii. 3.
Firme fixit polis whilk all the axtrie beirs
1652 Lamont Diary 51.
He stood vp On the axe-trie, to stoope downe the [sea-] ware
1699 Foulis Acc. Bk. 257.
To Ja. Gourlay for a new axe tree and helping the coatch
(b) 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. i. 296.
Baith aixtre and quheillis of gold I hote
1558 Treas. Acc. X. 437.
Witht quhelis and aixstreis
1565 Reg. Privy C. I. 403.
To cut doun … aik for stokkis, quhelis, aikstreis, and lymmeris
1581 Wedderburn Compt Bk. 205.
Half a hundreth aixtree of birk
1624 Peebles Gleanings 47.
For ane aixe tre to the auld millne

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