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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bow-draucht, -drawcht, n. Also: dracht, draght. [ME. bowe-draughte (c 1400).] The distance of a bowshot. 1375 Barb. vi. 58.
He fand a place … , that weill twa bowdraucht was, Fra thai the vattir passit had
Ib. vii. 19.
Quha endlang a vattir ay Wald vayd a bow-draucht
c1420 Wynt. viii. 3436.
The Scottis men come till a bra, Twa bowdrawcht, or lytill mare
?1438 Alex. i. 2962.
The King follouit ane bow-dracht neir
Ib. ii. 4400.
Weill neir ane bow-draucht and mare
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 579.
Within a bowdraght to the kirk

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