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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Burrowage, n. Also: burowage, burrowaige; burraige, birrage. [f. burow-, Burrow(is), after burgage. Cf. Borowage.] = Burgage. Also attrib. 1473 Peebles B. Rec. 19.
Ane ald fre burgh … with liberteis, priuileges and fre burowage
1517 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 169.
Quhar we and our predecessouris ar infeft of auld in fre burrowage, and with all priuelege that pertenis to the burgh
1545 Reg. Great S. 757/2.
Ony takkis nor stedings … within the said burgh, burrowage and liberte therof
1570 Dundee Chart. 43.
The foresaidis places … to be haldane of our soverane Lord … in free burrowage for payment of service of burcht usit and wont
1571 Peebles B. Rec. 332.
Johne Dikesone, takkisman of the burraige custum of Peblis
1621 Reg. Great S. 75/2 (see Burrow attrib. n.).

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