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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dreg-bot, -boit(t, n. Also: drag-boit. [Cf. Dregv. and Du. dreg-net.] A fishing boat using a drag-net. 1471 Edinb. Chart. 133.
Of ilk dreg bot and handlyne bot cummand in with fisch … a penny
1482 Ib. 168.
Of ilk drag boit and handlyne boit
1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 476.
For ij dreg boittis to the new havin with the bark of Abayfeld
Ib. 484.
To ane dreg boit to haf the said martis up to the greit schip in haist
1603 Reg. Great S. 515/2.
Ilk dregboitt and small handbugboit 4 penneis
1606 Edinb. Test. XLI. 307.
The half of ane dreg boit with hir furnitour

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