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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Burdeau(l)x, Burdea(u)lis, n. Also: Bowrdeaux, Burdealx, -alis, -awlis. [Older F. Burd-, Burdeau(l)x. See also Burdeous.] a. Burdeaux wyne, wine from Bordeaux.b. Burdeaux trie, a Bordeaux barrel. a. 1552 Reg. Privy C. I. 129.
The pynt of Bourdeaux wyne
1562 Treas. Acc. XI. 194.
Alexander Forestar, Carrik pursuvant, … to summond certane personis … for selling of Burdeaulx and Rochelle wynis incontrar the actis
1579 Reg. Privy C. III. 118.
The price of the tun of Burdeaux wyne for fiftie pundis
1580 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 174.
[Wine to be sold not dearer than] thre s. the pynt of Burdealis
Ib. 185.
The taverneris … quha hes nocht onelie sawld the Rochell wynes … of the pryce of Burdeaulis wynes, bot hes alswa mixet the Burdeawlis wynes thairwith
1594 Ib. V. 122.
That na Burdealx wyne be darrer sawld … nor half a merk the pynt
b. 1596 Edinb. Test. XXIX. 316 b.
Ane pwnschoun of boyane wyne in ane Burdeaux trie

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