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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Burgeis, n. [ME. burgeis (a 1225), burgeys, etc. , OF. burgeis.] = Burges n. (sing. and pl.). Also attrib. with air (= heiress). 1449 Reg. Episc. Glasg. 369.
To the balȝeis, burgeis & communiteis of Renfrew and Rutherglen … gretyng
1450 Peebles B. Rec. 14.
The balyeis and the burgeis of Peblis
1456 Hay I. 194/30.
Gif a burgeis be burgeis in twa syndry citeis
Ib. 223/33.
Twa or thre of mychti burgeis sonis
1537 Lynd. Depl. Magd. 149.
Under ane pale of gold scho suld haue past, Be burgeis borne
1606 Peebles Gleanings 21.
Becaus he had mareit ane burgeis air

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