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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

For(e)against, Foiragainst, prep. [e.m.E. (1577), forayenst (1506).] Over against. — 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 122.
The suddartis enterit in ane Lawsonis hous, … out of the which thai shot; and out of ane vther hous foragainst it
1652 Lanark B. Rec. 149.
The outshote … foir against his tenement
1692 Peebles B. Rec. II. 139.
The boig foragainst Wham house

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