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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cot-, Cott-hous(e, n. [Cot n.3 Also e.m.E. (1606).] = Cote-hous(e. 1549 Compl. 96/27.
He ordand that na Scottis men suld duel in ane house that vas loftit, bot rather in ane litil cot house
1576 Edinb. Test. IV. 189.
The said Bessy to be placit in hir awne cothous
1577 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 38 b.
Twa cott housis and thair ȝardis with tuentie fuitis of leinth befoir thair durris
1582 Reg. Privy C. III. 593.
The said Richart … patt hir in ane cott house with ane ȝaird thairof
1601 Orkney Rentals ii. 108.
Ane towmale, and ane cott hous thereon
1641 Ritchie Churches St. Baldred 253.
It was appointed … that nae young women that may seik be receivit in cot-houses, nor nae cot-houses be let to them
1702 Househ. Bk. Gr. Baillie 13.
To putting up James Ormistons cott howse

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