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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Galt, n. [ME. galte, galt (a 1400), ON. galt-, gǫltr, galte.] A boar or hog. — a1500 Colk. Sow i. 159.
Mony long tuthit bore, And mony galt come befoir
Ib. 179.
Mony galt, mony gilt
1546 Ex. Processes (Reg. H.).
Ane galt … , ane milk kow
1592 Edinb. Test. XXV. 2.
Tua swyne galtis and tua hoggis

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