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For(e)-, Foirschot, n. [Schot n.]

1. a. = Foreschete n. The expenses of the Lytill Myl in rasyng hir saw tree and hir quheles and mending hir foirschot; 1558 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 294.

b. ‘The projection of the front of the house over part of the street in which it is built’ (J). For lead and work to the spouts bartizan and forshots at Fosters wyndhead; 1693 Foulis Acc. Bk. 162.

2. The first of two races. The thesaurer to buy ane silver cup, … to be run at ane foireschot; and ane saidle at the afterschot; 1665 Peebles B. Rec. II. 63.
To buy ane silver queich, … to be run at ane foir schoit, … and ane saidle … to be run the nixt day thairafter; 1666 Ib. 71.

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