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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fute-soldiour, -sojour, n. Also: futt-sojour. [e.m.E. foot souldier (1622).] A foot-soldier. — 1639 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 155.
The nichtboures of the toune are commandit to receawe within thair houssis the haill fute soiouris of the armie
1652 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 280.
The said lands patt furth … thrittie futt sojouris
c1650 Spalding I. 284.
The croftismen … [were] compellit amonges thame to furneish out fyve fute soldiouris

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