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Bound, n.2 Also: bwnd, bond; bowne. [ME. bonde (15th c.), Flem. bond.] A bundle, esp. of flax. 1502 Halyb. 274.
Pakit in the samyn [poncion] 6 boundis of lynt, cost 3 ½ g. ilk bond
1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 509.
iij bwnd of wyir. [at] viij s. the bound
1555 Crim. Trials I. 380.]
[34 boundis of hemp
1567 Edinb. Test. I. 29 b.
Thre boundis of lynt weyand foure stanis
Ib. 59.
Twa boundis of quhite threid
Ib. 338 b.
xxiij boundis holyflask lint, euery bound ane stane & ane half
1584 Ib. XIII. 334 b.
Ane bound of lynt weyand ane stane & ten pund wecht
1593 Ib. XXV. 130 b.
Ane bound of pasmentis of silk, contening in wecht tua pund xj vnce wecht
1596 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 168.
A buirding or bound of lynt, [to pay] twa penneis
1610 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 98 b.
Tuentie thrie bownes of hesp threid
1614 Dundee Shipping L. 252.
Ane bound hemp
1654 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 287.
Certane [iron] splitts, for aucht schillings the bound

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