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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Heremyt-, Heremetage, Herremiteadge, n. [e.m.E. and ME. heremit-, heremytage (c 1330).] A hermitage. — 1535 Stewart 29145.
To send for Feachar … into ane heremetage Quhair he remanit
1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 819.
Deuotioun drew hir tyll one heremytage
c1615 Chron. Kings 106.
The Queine … rydis to Bothuell to the Herremiteadge

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