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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Biggit, ppl. a. Also: biggett, begyt; byggyd, bigged. [f. Big v.]

1. Of land: Occupied, cultivated; furnished with buildings. 1375 Barb. xiv. 383.
And quhen thai come in biggit land, Wittale and mete yneuch thai fand
14.. Acts I. 26/2.
Efter the fyrst ȝere he sall haf herberyt lande and byggyd [L. hospitabit terram suam]
1531 Reg. Privy S. II. 142/1.
All and hale his bak-land, biggit and waist
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Annvell.
Ane certaine dewtie, given … furth of onie bigged tenement

2. Built, constructed. Also with evil-, ill-, new-. a1400 Leg. S. xl. 208.
He … besyly cane hyme haste That il begyt [L. male ædificata] wes to waste
1456 Hay II. 28/17.
To … byg and mak reparacioun of evill biggit placis
1552 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 658.
Sua vp that strip to the hie gait of the biggit seittis
1562 Prot. Bk. J. Robeson 179.
The said Iohne … hes ane land and biggit hous
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 105.
At last … they wan to the foute of the biggit wall
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI 245.
Upoun a new biggit port of the castell

3. Of a person: (Well-) built. 1600-1610 Melvill 82.
The man was of a grait telyie, weill bigged, of a large face

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