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Brander, n. Also: brand(e)ir, -eyr, brand(e)ar. [Reduced form of Brandreth. Cf. hunder Hundreth, wander Wandreth.]

1. = Brandreth 1. 1516 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS. 418/2.
A great chandlere, a irne brander, … a irne chimney
1519 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 177.
Item ij brandaris, ane haile and ane brokin
1542 Aberd. Univ. Rec. 572.
Ane gret brandar, ane litill brandar
1562 Will Agnes Betoun 225.
Ane small yron brander
1565 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 24 b.
Ane frying pan, thre speittis … and brander
1583 Elgin Rec. I. 172.
Ane irn brander, ane irn ladill, ane speyt
1593 Edinb. Test XXV. 288.
Brander, beif pot, kaill pot
1641 Ib. LX. 14 b.
Ane rosting brander and ane sek
1649 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 781.
Twa branderis, pryce of ilk ane threttie shilling
1651 Buccleuch Mun. II. 291.
Ane brander for ane goospan
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 365.
A draping pan with a standing brander to set it on
1696 Edinb. Test. LXXX. 197 b.
Ane girdell, ane bonnock iron, and brander

2. An iron or wooden structure resembling a gridiron. 1453 Misc. Spald. C. V. 50.
For treis to the brander ande the ankyris
1513 Rentale Dunkeld. MS. 157.
Anthonio McDowale … laboranti cum suo seruo circa lie bulwark, centreis & brandeir
Ib. 192.
In completione secundi lie brandeir
1515–6 Ib. 216.
Hominibus trahen[tibus] ligna pro lie brandeyr
1529 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 395.
Ane substantious brig … laid with brandaris of ayk, bulwark of aik and stain abowt the said brig
1560–1 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 125.
I tuk the branders of thame and made stagis to the pillaris
1570 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 3.
The samin [pier] is biggit upoune the … brander of aik sett and infixit obefoir
1579 Reg. Privy C. III. 320.
Thre stand burdis sett on brandirs
1591 Misc. Spald. C. III. 161.
Great branderis in milstanes infixt with irne and lead in ilk syde of the water
1609 Hilderstoun Silver Mines I. 179 b.
Danskene Irne to be a brander to the same furnace
1613–14 M. Works Acc. X. 5.
For making of the grit brander to hing the grit dea on in the abbay
1618 Ib. XV. ii. 37 b.
For making a great brander of irone that caryes away the water fra Halyruid hous
1630 Bamff Chart. 222.
Ane hall burd of wynscott with the brander of aik
1698 Foulis Acc. Bk. 230.
To the dean of gild officer for suting Captn J for takeing away my brander at the head of Fosters Wynd

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