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Est, Eist, adj. Also: hest, eyst, eest. [ME. est, OE. éast- in éastdǽl, éasthealf, etc.] Situated in the east; eastern.Early examples in place-names are Estfulhope (c 1240), Estcrag (1278), Est Nesebit (1296), Estschelys (1359), Estwod (1373).(a) 1375 Barb. xvii. 187.
The est end of Lowdiane
a1400 Leg. S. vi. 441.
In hest Ynde … he went
c1420 Wynt. v. 4697.
Intill the est end … Off the kyrk
1429 Cal. Doc. IV. 405.
The est and middel Marche of Scotland
1445 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 326.
On the est side of the land of Patrick Lang
1457 Peebles B. Rec. 122.
The land of Wil Bulli on the est part
1474 Reg. Cupar A. I. 185.
Al our landis of the twa pairt of the esthalf of oure grange of Balbrogi
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 189/23.
We gart thaim big twa wallis fra the est se to the west se
1513 Doug. i. iii. 64.
He callis till hym … Tha est and west wyndis
Ib. ii. viii. 55.
The est fludis
1518 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 49.
In the hest part, ... in the wost part
1542 Reg. Privy S. II. 758/2.
Betuix the said gait on the est parte [and] the castell-hill on the west part
1562 Treas. Acc. XI. 194.
The Burdeaulx wynis [sold] at the est seis
(b) 1512 Reg. Privy S. I. 371/2.
The kingis assise hering of the eist seys of the realm
1540 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 98.
The land … at the kirk end and eist entres thairto
1549 Ib. 146.
Ane land … lyand in the Kirk of Feild Wynd on the eist side of the trans thairof
1556 Crail B. Ct. MS. 14 b.
Land lyand … betuyx the land of Jhone Thomsoun one the vast part, the land off Jhone ȝowll one the eyst part [etc.]
1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 137.
Ane water dure and the eist dure bandit
1604–5 Misc. Spald. C. V. 77.
To ane litill boy … , being bown to the eist partis
1638 Rep. Elphinstone Mun. 26.
The chalmer … at the eist end of the ovir galrye
(c) c 1555 Liber Dryburgh 349.
The eest syde of Newtoun
1591 Edinb. Test. XXII. 362.
Hir duelling hous at the eest end of the pannis of Kirkcaldy

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