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Door(e, Dore, n. Also: dor(r, doir(e, doar, doer. [Later forms of Dure n., partly after e.m.E. door(e, dore.] A door. (a) [The arbiters gave possession by putting him] in the housis and stekin the dorris one him; 1566 Prot. Bk. T. Johnsoun 98.
Quha was keiper of the dor; Pitsc. I. 172 h.
In cace of not finding patent dorres … to cast doune the saidis houses; 1629 Ann. Banff I. 63.
Ane dor to be maid in the wall; 1650 Marischal Coll. Rec. I. 271.
For crookis to dorris; 1653 Fam. Innes 171.
For makeing a … new dorr to the bellhead; 1705 Foulis Acc. Bk. 373.
(b) Out at ane dore ran falset and invy; Maitl. F. lxxxvii. 548.
Scho … fand the gudwyfe standing in the dore; Clar. iii. 763.
The Earle of Angus past haistelie to the dore; Pitsc. I. 175/2.
The people that rests … must byde at the dore; Birnie Kirk-b. xvii. 30.
For a new key to the dore t.hat is new brokin out; 1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 34.
Dead at the one dore, and hership at the other; Ferg. Prov. (1641) 6 b.
He … said he should mak patent doris and tak forth his sheip; 1662 Forbes Baron Ct. 230.
Braking wp dores and windowes; 1668 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 250.
(c) Thair they fand the doore standand oppin; Pitsc. I. 188/11.
For breking out tua doores in a wall in the abbay; 1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 33 b.
An doore with dorre cheiks, cleiks, and bands; 1630 Bamff Chart. 224.
Ane … doore and doore cheeks, lock, bands [etc.]; 1666 Alford Rec. 98.
(d) That euerie maister of houshold … hawe bene fyris befoir thair yettis and doiris; 1605 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 278.
To mack ane hewin doir in the mid wall; 1616 Ib. 339.
It is condiscendit … that ane doir be strukin throw betwix the twa for his hous; 1647 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 126.
Boyes … who troubles his dowes be chapping at all tymes on the said doire; 1653 Ib. 272.
(e) I can neyther speake with him nor be permitted to come within his doares; ? 1616 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 241.
The … windowis and doeris fallen downe; 1635 Thanes of Cawdor 278.

2. Attrib. and comb. with band, bar, heid, high adj., lok, nail, neighbour, peice. Cardo, a doore-band; Duncan Appendix.
Stainchowres, crooks and dorbands; 1632 Mun. Univ. Glasg. III. 483.
He knowes not the doore be the doore bar; Ferg. Prov. 48.
That nae windskews or hallens above doir heidis be sufferrit to be put out heirefter; 1652 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 233.
The thrie chalmeris … to be paintit … ilk ane of thame dore highe, whyte abone and gray vnder; 1629 M. Works Acc. XXI. 52.
Fyue kist lokis & ffyue dor lokis; 1610 Brechin Test. II. 53 b.
Plenscheouris naillis, … doir naillis, … garroun naillis; 1585 Rep. Elphinstoun Mun. 23.
Four hundreth dore nailles; 1623 Edinb. Test. LII. 72 b.
He is als deaffe as ane doir naill; Melville Commonpl. Bk. 17.
Ȝe refuisit to come not withstanding ȝe was hir doore neighboure; 1633 Orkney Bp. Ct. 89.
Valter … being door neighbour to Alexander Chrystie; 1644 Strathbogie Presb. 50.
A door peice and door, and lyning the door and cheiks; 1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 168.

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