A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Bowschot, n. [ME. bow-, boweschote (c 1300), f. Bow n.1] A bowshot (in distance). Schir Henry … Come on a sted, a bow schote ner, Befor all othyr that thar wer; Barb. xii. 33 (E).
Mare than ane bowschot, on ane lyng, At thair fais thai ruschit; Alex. i. 1028.
Up fra the fire he past ane bowschot space Into the wod; Rolland Seven S. 210/15.

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