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Hether, Heather, n. [Var. of Hedder, Hadder.] Heather. Also attrib. with cow, holme, pulling, spunge, stak. (1) Heather … Cutted off in the cruik of the moone; 1584 Sat. P. xlv. 306.
Hether, erica; Duncan App. Etym.
Recomended to our pastor to speake the Ladie Pilrig for hether; 1645 S. Leith Rec. 58.
For cutting … the wood, brome and hether; 1659 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 212.
(2) Ane hether stak; 1615 Edinb. Test. XLVIII. 260.
The maisters of the said beackhous and furnisherris of the hether stack therof; 1619 Dundee B. Laws 348.
Ryssay Litle is an hether holme, without corne land thairin; 1627 Orkney Rentals iii. 46.
They fastened heather kowes to their steele bonnets; Calderwood II. 198.
Ane litell hether spunge; 1636 Edinb. Test. LVIII. 18 b.
Ane dayes hether pulling; 1660 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 266.

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