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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cariage-hors, n. Also: careage, etc. [f. Cariage,n. So e.m.E. carriage horse (1596).] A horse used for carrying; a pack-horse. 1500 Treas. Acc. II. 20.
For ane cariage hors to Strivelin
1527 Stirling B. Rec. I. 29.
To mak compt & rakenyn … of the caragh hors silver the tyme the Governour passit to the houst to Ingland
1534 Treas. Acc. VI. 234.
For ane careage hors fra Leith to Glasgew with the said geir
1531 Bell. Boece I. 17.
He commandit … thame to be reddy to pas with him with careage hors
1548 Reg. Cupar A. II. 54.
The said Patrik … sall fynd … ane furnist cariage hors to turs the abbottis cariage in tymmis forsaid
1560 Rolland Seven S. 4847.
Scho … Throw all the toun gart fle … The carage hors that wald draw wanis & cartis
1604 Reg. Great S. 553/2.
[Duo] equestres, unum cum lancea et alterum lie carrage hors, pro servitio regis in guerris

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