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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hed(e)strang, adj. Also: heidstrong. Cf. also Hedie-strang. [ME. heedstronge (1398), said of persons.] Said of horses: Unruly, unbridled, headstrong. — 1513 Doug. x. xii. 150.
The formast … That by hys hedstrang [R. hedestrang] hors a fall had caught
Ib. xii. vi. 134.
Hys staffage, skeich, and hedstrang hors
c1575 Balfour Pract. 554.
Ane undantonit horse, or ane heidstrong horse … castis the rider

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