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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Buke, Buik, Book, v. Also: bwke, bwik. [e.m.E. and ME. booke, ME. boke(n, OE. bócian.] tr. To enter in a book; to record or register.In common use after 1600, freq. with Eng. spelling. 1583 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 273.
That thair be ane commoun buik made … quhairin the names of all prenteissis to merchants and craftismen … sall be insert and buiket
1585 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 118.
[The council] hes … continewit the last yeiris statutis in the same forme force and effect as thai ar maid, bulkit and procleamit
1589 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 534.
Dyuers persouns … hes resauet prenteisses … quhome thai haif nocht cawset to be bwiket and insert in the townis prenteis buik
1591 Conv. Burghs I. 358.
That ilk merchand present thair … tikittis to the Conseruitour in Flanderis, to be anis sene and buikit in his buikis allanerlie
1605 Glasgow Chart. I. dcxi.
[Such] persones sall be buikit in the deane of gildis buik as wnfamous and wnworthie
1622 Stirling B. Rec. I. 156.
Thair salbe ane collectioun maid … of the entressis of all boittis … and gevin up … to the clerk to be buiket be him
1653 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 261.
To deleit and annull the act laitlie maid … enjoyneing everie man to work nothing of the hammermen tred bot in such work as he is buikeit
1667 Inchmahome Pr. 168.
The session hes ordainit that everie that bees bookit, shall consigne a dollor
1693 Ann. Banff II. 3.
If the parties buked should stay at drink in cheange houses … they wer to loss their pledges

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