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Hed(d)er, Heddir, n. Also: heddr, haidder. Variant of Hadder n., Hether n. (heather). (a) Nothir with pastour, na fewell, turfe nor heddir; 1410 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 30.
For heddyr, peatis and collis; 1453 Misc. Spald. C. V. 49.
Ane turs of heddir to mak ane bleis vpoun the hillis; 1544 Ayr Common Good Acc.
To furneis the bedding with bed coveringis and blankattis, stray or heddir; 1584 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 115.
Peittis, heddir, and vther elding; 1595 Breadalbane Ct. Bk. 123.
(b) The nychtburris … sal haf fredom … to cast turris and pwl hedder; 1461 Peebles B. Rec. 139.
For brakanys and hedder to dry the burdis wyth; 1494 Treas. Acc. I. 251.
For thre dusan … threif off heder to the belhous; 1503 Lanark B. Rec. 13.
With peittis, with turnis, and mony turse of hedder; 1572 Sat. P. xxxii. 19.
For mending the grammer scoole with hedder; 1595 Misc. Spald. C. V. 118.
Fewaill … syik as petteis, turris or haidder; 1604 Urie Baron Ct. 4.
For hedder to rune the leid; 1664–5 Peebles B. Rec. II. 205.
For 6 load of hedder to the Kirk rooffe; 1671 Cramond Speymouth Ch. 31.
(c) To burne and destroye heddar, fewall; 1591 Misc. Spald. C. III. 166.

b. Attrib. with spounge (sponge) and yland. Tua hedder spoungis and ane birs spoung; 1611 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 253 b.
The yile which in the Erisch is namit Freuch Ellan, or the Heddir yland; Monro W. Isles 23.

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