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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bowit, a. [Bow n.1] Provided with a bow (for shooting) or with a curved handle.(1) 1425 Acts II. 10/2.
All vthir ȝemen … salbe sufficiandly bowit & schaffit, withe suerde, buklare & knyfe
(2) 1576 Edinb. Test. V. 57.
Ane caldroun bowit
1586 Ib. XVI. 365 b.
Tua stane … wecht of bowit kettillis
1594 Ib. XXVII. 299.
Ane litill bowit caldroun

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