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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dark, n. Also: darke. [Reduced from Dawark. Cf. Dairk.] = Darg n. 1583 Edinb. Test. XIII. 94.
Threttie dark of hay, price of the dark xxx s.
1602 Monkland Baron Ct. 4.
That thair names may be writtin … for how mony darkis that thai do
1612 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 32.
That na frie man cast ma darkis of elding on the Commoun bot … twa darkis for thair howssis
1677 Corshill Baron Ct. IV. 144.
He lost the peitis and grass … , estimat to four darke of peitis yeerlie

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