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(Bakehous,) Baikhous, n. Also: bak-hus; -hous; baick-, beakhouse. [ME. bakhouse, -howse (c 1440), bakke-, back(e)house, and bakehouse (a 1400).] A bakehouse, bakery.(a) 14.. Acts I. 32/2.
Na man ma hafe ma servandis in his bakhouse than four
1450 Exch. R. V. 376.]
[Patricio Purdy … et Johanni Bakhouse, pistoribus domini regis
1527 Stirling B. Rec. I. 29.
That na baicht [= batch] be tane out of the bakhows on to the tyme that [etc.]
1566 Prot. Bk. T. Johnstoun 102.
[In] the Bakhous, thre burdis, ane peile
1576 Prot. Bk. MS. 178 b.
The brewhus dur with ane band, … The bak hus with ane vne
1597 Dundee B. Laws 48.
Anent backhousses going on the Sabboth day
(b) 1519 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 177.
The baikhous witht … ij bakin stulis and ane ald girdyle
1551 Reg. Cupar A. II. 69.
For the constructioun … of our … kychyin, baikhious and brewhous
1577 St. A. Baxter Bks. 25.
That ilk master of baikhous pay the quarter pament
1635 Haddington Corr. 300.
In the baikhous and brewhous, ane leid, … ane kneding troch
1684 Glamis Bk. of Record 39.
A baick house … of my fathers building
1698 Edinb. Test. LXXX. 271.
The good … in the baik house and bout house
attrib. 1527 Treas. Acc. V. 326.
For making of the baikhous dur
1696 Edinb. Test. LXXX. 152.
Ane baick house board
(c) 1619 Dundee B. Laws 347.
The saidis prentises ar appointit … to serve in the beackhous
1699 Ib. 353.
Those that ar joyne[d] with us in our beakhouses
All the masters of beakhouses

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