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In, prep. Also: ine, yn(e. [ME. and (OE. in. Cf. Intil and Into.]Many more examples of the contexts and special phrases exemplified or mentioned below, and others, are to be found under the various nouns, adjs. or verbs concerned.
1. Denoting position: In or within (a place or thing).(2) = resident in (the place named), in contradistinction to of, which commonly = landlord of. Among other examples are the tags in bour, erde, felde, hall, hous, land, nest, thrang, in the (this, that) hald, stede, etc.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 32.
In fer landis renownyt wes he Ib. ii. 7.
In his chambre 1387 Edinb. Chart. 35.
The durre standand in the west gavyl c1460 Wisd. Sol. 425.
In this erde 1456 Misc. Bann. C. III. 93.
In grangeys, xxiiij chaldyr of beyr 1513 Doug. iv. vi. 2.
The voce stak in his hals 1562-3 Winȝet I. 10/8.
We … ar togidder … in the samyn schipe 1591 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 71.
In the brankis 1591-2 Rob Stene 6.
In a hand walter, in a hand fyre 1593 Edinb. Test. XXV. 89 b.
In my forbearis graff 1608 Conv. Burghs II. 253.
In the oppin streitis 1622-6 Bisset II. 195/17.
The priorie of Pluscarden in Murray(2) 1478 Acta Aud. 64/1.
Johnne Stewart in the Canongate 1515 Fife Sheriff Ct. 15.
Williame Baxster of the Quyltis, Johnne Gourlay in Kingis catyll, Johnne Thomsone thare, ... Johnne Robertsone elder in Qwiltis 1523 Carnwath Baron Ct. (ed.) 3.
Jame Kello in Quodquen 1578 Reg. Privy C. III. 60.
William Moreis in Schyris Mylne 1590 Lanark B. Rec. 98.
Andro Bannatin [chosen] hird in the toun on the ewer toun 1667 Peebles B. Rec. II. 75.
Robert Fotheringhame … , cordiner in Peebles 1684 Stitchill Baron Ct. 97.
The lybell … against Richard Taylor in Queenscairne, William Thomsone in Stitchill(3) 1375 Barb. i. 285.
Fra thai in presoune him sleuch Ib. 404.
Off all that euir in warldys wer Ib. ix. 428.
Thair fayis that in beddis war c1420 Wynt. ii. 569.
To mak thare sacrifyce Tyll God … , in wyldyrnes c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 100.
Than think I … Mahoune hes me in armes 1509 Justiciary Rec. (Reg. H.) II. 157.
The said James is in girth in Quhithorn 1587 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 37.
Sindrie of our nychtbours haveing thair … trade in landward 1589 St. A. Kirk S. 648.
Alsweill in bruche as land
b. Sometimes in the final position in a phrase or clause, after the relative or infinitive. c1420 Wynt. I. 852.
The hand that it is closyd in 1433 Liber Coll. Glasg. 167.
With a yard for to set cale in 1494 Treas. Acc. I. 249.
The ȝard that the barge was maid in 1552–3 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 13.
Piggs to melt glew in
2. In (clothing or covering); attired in, covered in.Also in idiomatic uses, as in armis, in fere of were, etc.: see the nouns. a1400 Leg. S. xxv. 506.
He wykyt wolfe wes withine & heylyt in a lame-skinne ?1438 Alex. ii. 10651.
Porrus … Couerit in ane couerator a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 432.
[To] se the royall rinkis in their array, In garmentis gay a1500 Rauf C. 482.
He is the gayest in geir 1513 Doug. xii. Prol. 15.
Fresch Aurora … In crammysyn cled 1538 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 91.
The remanent to be in gowne of silk
3. a. With nouns of time: In, within the space of, in the course of, during, on, etc.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 308.
In all his lyve-tyme Ib. iv. 140.
Till armys went thai in a thraw a1400 Leg. S. i. 300.
In tha daise [= days] Ib. xxviii. 68.
In hir ȝouthede 1380 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 3.
In the ȝheere of oure lord [etc] 1398 Acts I. 212/2.
Made … in Auril that last wes c1450-2 Howlat i.
In the myddis of May 1466 Reg. Great S. 215/1.
In auld tymes a1500 Henr. Fab. 1737.
Ȝone lint will grow in lytill tyme a1500 Rauf C. i.
In the cheiftyme of Charlis 1496 Acta Conc. II. 19.
The sade assignacione was datit in the moneth of March c1500-c1512 Dunb. xvi. 49.
Ar mony sic now in thir dayis 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 231/2.
At twa termes in the ȝere 1526 Ib. 531/2.
In the ȝeir v merkis 15.. Clar. i. 1356.
Airlie in morrow 1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 23.
In tyme of thair gouerning a1578 Pitsc. I. 258/10.
In the mene tyme 1591 Thanes of Cawdor 204.
Till Fryday in the morning the first of October 1596 Elgin Rec. II. 46.
For playing at the boulis … in the tym of the sermon(2) 1431 Reg. Great S. 43/2.
And swa furtht terme in terme and yheir in yheir quhil at the sayd somme be fullely payit 1490 Acta Conc. 151/2.
[To pay] x merkis termely ȝere in ȝere ay and quhill [etc.]
b. In (a writing, book, etc.). 1375 Barb. i. 343.
Catone sayis ws, in his wryt [etc.] a1400 Leg. S. xix. 632.
Of this martyre … , In his preface sais Ambrose c 1390 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 20.
We wrate till yhow in owre other lettres c1450-2 Howlat 401.
On ilk beugh … Writtin in a bill was [etc.] 1482 Acta Aud. 108/1.
Ane instrument … in the quhilk he band him [etc.]
4. In reference to non-material things treated as having content or duration.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 14.
That it [the story] lest ay furth in memory c1475 Wall. i. 2.
We suld … hald in mynde thar nobille worthi deid a1500 Bernardus 196.
Consaffe sic glos … ; and in thi brest thow here a1500 Bk. Chess 502.
So mor ardent was scho in hir thocht(2) c1420 Wynt. ii. 1219.
Mast part in that batayle was tane a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 545.
Euer in hir swouning cryit scho thus c1500-c1512 Dunb. vii. 89.
B, in thi name, betaknis batalrus 1515 Treas. Acc. V. 44.
His hors wes birstin in the Kingis service
b. In (certain circumstances). c1450-2 Howlat 539.
Walit wyis … , worthy in weris 1456 Hay II. 53/14.
To have the victory in bataill and in feicht a1500 Colk. Sow i. 91.
A burn grenge in the dirk a1500 Bk. Chess 1466.
A frend is kend in gret necessite
c. Within the limits of, without infringement of. 1488 Breadalbane Coll. MS. No. 24.
[He] sall nocht … distrouble the said Neill … nouther in the law nor by the law
5. In respect of; in the case, matter, affair of. 1375 Barb. i. 148.
He … suld cum to do In all thing as thai wrayt him to Ib. 396.
Till gud Ector of Troy mycht he In mony thingis liknyt be 1473 Reg. Cupar A. I. 181.
With al fredomis in bakyn and bruyng 1490 Irland Mir. I. 6/4.
As in his gret furore … in the tyme of Noy 1526 Reg. Privy S. I. 518/2.
Ony impediment … in the … joising of the saidis landis c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 86.
[He] stude weill ay in his ladies grace 1570 Sat. P. x. 134.
In credite … he grew 1575 Edinb. Test. III. 430 b.
The said Helene … being … seik in the pest 1643 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 3.
To be maister of the wark in biging of the said loft
6. a. In reference to persons and their attributes, in various applications.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xxvii. 5.
Of halowis to say … The farleis that in thame were 1456 Hay I. 3/36.
The prophecyes the quhilkis ar presumyt to be understandin in ȝour persone(2) 1416 Douglas Corr. 234.
The delay of our hamecome stands al anely in thaim that sowlde persue for vs 1590 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 50.
To do your lordship sic sted … as lyes in me(3) 1375 Barb. i. 133.
[Only God knows] in his prescience Off alkyn tyme the mowence 1490 Irland Mir. I. 5/19.
Thus reulis … be the waurld … in his diuinite(4) 1535 Stewart 46188.
The pepill … Gat no refuge in thi rancour and ire
b. Through, by reason of (a person's fault, failure, negligence). a1400 Leg. S. xxvii. 255.
In hyre faut sic a barne … [was] sa forfarne 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
In my defaute & nathing in ȝhouris 1555 Prot. Bk. G. Grote 9.
[He] in his avin neglegens tint ane hors 1580 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 151.
Sic vther things as ar spilt in the said maisteris negligence
c. In spiritual communion with (God, Christ). 1385 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 7.
Gretyng in God ay lestand Ib. No. 19.
Honorabyll fadyr in Cryst c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxx. 1.
My prince in God gif th.é guid grace
d. In it selff, in the self, in its own content, apart from its relation to others: see Self n.
7. In, composed of (a specified kind, substance, or form).(1) c1460 Thewis Wysmen 342.
Al thar dissport … Is al in foly and glaikitnes(2) 1488 Treas. Acc. I. 79.
Deliuerit … to the thesaurare … in rialis of France fyfty and foure 1493 Acta Conc. 275/1.
Thomas wes reddy to haf done for his part baitht in men met and graith 1591 Thanes of Cawdor 204.
The fyve hors in strae in the nicht x s. 1594 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 57.
Having furneist us … in sic thingis as wer maist necessar(3) 1594 Acts IV. 57/1.
Thai producit aucht blankis in paper 1595 Reg. Great S. 127/1.
Ane rois nobill in gold
8. With verbal nouns and other nouns denoting action, activity, or occupation, in various applications.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 5.
Than suld storys … Have doubill plesance in heryng Ib. 393.
In spek wlispyt he sum deill 1456 Hay II. 63/6.
In etyng and drinking that he be nocht glutoun a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 654.
In word or werke as we ws now behaf(2) a1500 Henr. Fab. 24.
The man that is ay diligent … in studying c1515 Asl. MS. I. 261/22.
Thai spendit thair gudis … in bigging of abbais 1583 Sat. P. xlv. 318.
Medusas craftis … In making eddars of hir hair 1587 Digest Justiciary Proc. L. 58.
For contravening … of the acts in girnelling of vittuall(3) a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 431.
With ladyis fair in carolling to gane Id. Bludy Serk 71.
In begging evir to gone 1535 Stewart 116431.
This kyng … in hunting he is gone a1586 Lindsay MS. 71.
The squyer … aucht to walk the nycht & be in his prayeris(4) c1400 Troy-bk. i. 592.
[Medea] wes Mast perfyt in astronomye, And ek into gramancye a1500 Henr. Fab. 658.
Ane worthie doctour in diuinitie 1513 Doug. i. Prol. 56.
Nane … sal haue sic crafte in poetrie
9. a. Denoting intention or result.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xvii. 172.
In myne help no[v] hast thu thé c1420 Wynt. viii. 2780.
I sall be in yhoure helpyng ?1438 Alex. i. 2202.
The nobill king That sped him in thare succouring Ib. ii. 335.
In thare rescours for to fecht c1420 Ratis R. 4.
Thi fatheris entent, To thé lefte in amendement 15.. Clar. v. 2897.
[They] aduertist war Of thair cuming and com in thair meiting(2) 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
In brekynge fully the saide trewis 1454–5 Edinb. Chart. 80.
In hurtyn of the fredome of the burgh 1482 Acta Aud. 99/1.
Scho causit nocht … in circumvenyng of the said Cristiane 1503 Acts II. 244/2.
So that it be nocht in diminitione of his rentale(3) 1679 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 310.
Quhilk ox was sett be me to the saidis spouses in ane twa yeir old stot 1682 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 29 April.
Wherby the said John Muir takes in prenteis John Biglum for six yeires
b. With nouns of payment. 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 306.
To Andro Sclatare, in onwart of theking of the new hous 1501 Ib. II. 92.
To Maister William Dunbar, in his pensioun of Mertymes bipast v li. Ib. 95.
Giffin to him in pension Ib. 96.
To Petir de Luca [etc.] … in part of thair pension Ib.
To Matho Auchlek … in compleit payment 1503 Ib. 274.
x s. mair … in erlis of the hale hepe 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 231/2.
Twenty merkis … to be paiit to the said schir James … in his fee 1526 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 227.
In assythment and contentatioun of the escheit of his guidis 1535 Treas. Acc. VI. 260.
To the clypstaris in feis and meit and drink
10. In (a situation, condition, or state).Also, e.g., in audience, bondage, buschment, clos, company, fere, garison, houshald, life s.v. Lif(e n. 1 c (2), presence, servitud; in aventure, dangere, effray, pyne; in ane fary (feryfary); in amerciament, in (ane) unlaw; in differ, in missing; in a blese, in fyre, in graith, in raggis. 1375 Barb. i. 23.
[They] led thar lyff in gret trawaill a1400 Leg. S. xxviii. 79.
Scho beand in tender elde 1417 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 249.
Land … to be haldin … in fee and heritage c1420 Wynt. vi. 2269.
Gyff the Thayne off Fyff in were Or in till ost … Ware ?1438 Alex. ii. 3039.
So fand we … The toun in great barganyng 1500 Acta Conc. II. 346.
[He] is nocht in power of gudis til mak thare expensis 1518 Chart. Coupar A. II. 118.
The said … possessione ys cleirlie prwyt to be in assumtion and cognitione 15.. Clar. i. 794.
Quhill he be in age Ib. v. 2232.
Clariodus … all in gleime and glorious 1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I. 45.
Ten bollis of meill that I and my sone wes in plie with 1584 Acts III. 305/1.
Burijt in sleip
11. Of manner, mode, fashion.Also. e.g., in haste, in hy, in (a) randoun, and in various phrases with manere, wayis, and wise. c1450-2 Howlat 45.
[The Howlat] Rolpit … in a rude rane 1456 Hay I. 88/11.
In gude entent … he undertuke the said juperdye c1460 Consail Vys Man 120.
Tak nocht in ill for to be kend a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 83.
Susan … Tuk in disdane this gift 15.. Clar. iii. 2091.
Beholding on hir in grathlie wayis c1590 Fowler I. 92/178.
Teares … trickling down in suche a pace 1637 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 130.
In heich … contempt of law and justice
b. In (a particular language). 1375 Barb. iv. 261.
The saw, That he in Latyne can hir schaw a1400 Leg. S. ii. 268.
The hewid … In Ebrow clerly can it say [etc.] 1400 Red Bk. Menteith I. 171.
Mervaile yhe nocht that I write my lettres in Englis 1456 Hay II. 74/14.
This buke … in langage of Grew 1562-3 Winȝet I. 138/10.
I sall wryte to ȝou my mynd in Latin 1579 Edinb. Test. VII. 109.
Thrie he gait [i.e. he-goats] callit in the erische langeig erenochis [Gael. éirionnach]
12. Of degree, extent, measure, etc.Also, e.g., in grete, in small; in grosse; in the double. c1420 Wynt. iv. 1041.
Gold and jowelys in copy Ib. vii. 1913.
Assythyd in sum part than wes he 1585 Gray Lett. & P. 65.
He is desyrous for sum troupes in quantitie
13. Of conformation, arrangement, distribution, order, direction.Also, e.g., in s(ch)under, in twa, twin; in all, sindry airtis. a 1350 Facs Nat. MSS. II. 14.
Linialiter [gl. euin in line] 1375 Barb. xiv. 44.
In twa battelis thai tuk the way 1511 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 134.
Ilk ane in thair awin grie c1590 Fowler I. 58/13.
I rold in ewerye syd my … ene 1600-1610 Melvill 33.
To ding that pulpit in blads
14. a. In many other adverbial phrases, with a noun or adjective.e.g. in ane, in certane, in chefe, in dede, in effect, in (gud) fay, in special, in vain, in the first; in (a person's or thing's) behalf, contrare, face, name, stede, in the contrare, etc.
b. In many prepositional, conjunctional, and other phrases. Insafar, to the extent (that).e.g. in Behalf of, in Case, Charge, (the) Contrare, Defalt, Dispite, Face, Favour, Honour, (the) Name, Payment, Point, (the) Presence of, Instede of; in Aventure (to), in Mind, Point, Use to; in Case (that); in als or sa Fer or Far as; etc.(1) 1398 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 38.
Yn the witnes of the qwhilk thyngs 1450 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 135.
[He] hes giffin … his land of Duwaly … in change of the landis of Belsise a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1457.
In the regard of that eternal glorie(2) 1533 Boece xvi. iii. 612.
The skant of ledderis was in caus that thai clame nocht the barmkinis 1680 Ayr & W. Coll. IV. 152.
The judge … ordaines them to have ease of the nixt milstone drawing, in reguaird they [etc.]
15. a. (To trust, believe, etc.) in; (to depend) on.To delyte in, see Delyte v. 1375 Barb. i. 125.
Bot ȝe traistyt in lawte Ib. xi. 307.
In his nobill gouernyng … Thai had assouerans 1456 Hay I. 165/11.
To … sett his traist all in God 1567 G. Ball. 4.
I beleue in the haly gaist c1590 Fowler I. 79/66.
In my weilfair … depends his lyfe and breathe
b. In other applications. 1466 Acta Aud. 4/2.
That scho be nocht herde in jugement quhil [etc.] c1460 Regim. Princ. 36.
Bot gar ȝoung lordis study in thy lawis 1551 Corr. M. Lorraine 345.
That the king … sulde have … the better oppenyon in him
16. Into. a. Of motion in space. 1375 Barb. iv. 372 (E).
Thai … in a glen thair galay drewch a1400 Leg. S. ii. 42.
That serpent … he in the fyre … Fra him keste Ib. xxxix. 194.
Thire bruthire thre That he in pressone gert done be 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
Yhour men … has rydyne in Scotlande c1420 Wynt. iv. 83 (C).
Al the glute … for to ryn The gret wattyr of Tybyr in c1460 Wisd. Sol. 426.
Quhen I … turnyt my mynd in my self 1466 (1471) Reg. Great S. 215/1.
Sa furth as the strinde of it rynnis in the northburn a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 49.
That we myght entir in his toune a1500 Rauf C. 268.
Till he was in bed brocht 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 320.
Muldis … to send in Frans c1515 Asl. MS. I. 215/19.
[He] put hire in a chalmere 1515 Treas. Acc. V. 10.
For … glassinwerk put in the windois 1526 Reg. Privy S. I. 515/1.
Fredome to pas in the partis beȝond sey 1549 Compl. 33/21.
Quhen the Creator … cam in this varld to redeme vs 1551 Hamilton Cat. 101.
Thai … falls into temptatioun and in the gyrne of the devil a1578 Pitsc. I. 84/17.
Throw this passage in Ingland 1590 Burel Pilgr. i. xxx.
I hapnit in ane wildernes c1610 Melville Mem. 234.
He wret in Scotland to my brother and me 1624 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 139.
The said Elspeth, going in ȝour seller
b. Of change in substance or form. c1420 Wynt. ii. 571.
Thare wattyre turnyt in blude 1478 Acta Aud. 67/1.
A stain of lint spunnyne in ȝarne a1568 Gyre-carling 19.
The carling schup hir in ane sow c1590 Fowler I. 44/204.
Echo … , Whose corse was changed in a stone 1596 Dalr. I. 8/8.
Dorpes … now growne in fair townes
c. In non-physical applications.(1) 1375 Barb. i. 13.
To put in wryt a suthfast story a1400 Leg. S. i. 382.
He fel in extesy 1384 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 5.
Than it fell in speech 1397 Ib. No. 35.
He sal ryn in forfetur 1456 Hay II. 74/15.
This buke … quhilk he translatit out of Grew in the langage of Caldee c1460 Consail Vys Man 237.
Tak nocht in hart aduersytee 1588 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 23.
Quhairby our realme may be brocht in sic … confusioune c1590 Fowler I. 72/141.
Him who … Is suddenlie in seiknes brought 1643 Misc. Hist. Soc. I. 118.
Quhilk hes castin hir in sik a golph of greiff(2) c1420 Ratis R. 133.
That vertew turnis thow in wyce c1500-c1512 Dunb. xlvi. 87.
Luve changis vyce in vertewis nobilnes 1511 Reg. Privy S. I. 335/2.
The prebend … is to be erect … in ane archidenry 1533 Boece ix. iv. 294.
Of … valeȝeand men, diuers war turnit in drunkartis 1549 Compl. 145/34.
Quhilk hes altrit euerye gude thing in infelicite 1562-3 Winȝet I. 31/9.
I sall turne ȝoure solennit dayis in murnyng and ȝour canticulis in sobing 1570 Sat. P. x. 127.
Scho … turnit day in nycht and nycht in day
17. = In or into. a. With nouns of possession, charge, management, control, disposal, etc.e.g. in borch, depose, governing, hand(is, keping, ward, will, etc., also, in (a person's) governance or governing, grip(pis, hald, possessioun, will, ȝemsale, etc.: see the nouns.(1) c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 848.
The which thow aught wele … To saue in thyne protectioune 1588 Moysie Mem. 69.
Ane Inglische ambassadour come … with aucht or nyne in trayne 1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 15.
He salbe in the kings mercie(2) 1375 Barb. xi. 308.
To the erll Thomas … He gaf the vaward in ledyng c1475 Wall. vi. 382.
That I suld cum and put me in thi grace 1570 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 307.
The floke gewin in his cwir 1634 Fam. Rose 320.
Committing yow in Godis holie protectyoune
b. In or into possession of (a certain property, etc.). 1476 Acta Aud. 49/2.
[He] allegeit that he was in the said landis be state and sesing 1515 Misc. Spald. C. II. 266.
My saide gude lord … has admittit me … tennend in and to … the landis of Lesk 1669 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III. 107.
He hath … possest himself in a grasseing of the townes
18. a. = On, upon, onto.Also, to put (violent) hand(is in, see Hand n. 11. a1400 Leg. S. xxxiii. 547.
A quhele … in it hade S[ch]arpe swerdis scherand in al syde ?1438 Alex. ii. 1227.
Cassamus hit him in the scheild 1456 Hay I. 30/32.
Oure Lord … quhen he was in the croce 15.. Christis Kirk 172 (M).
His wyf hang in his waist 1560 Rolland Seven S. 7388.
[They] Enterit in burde, and maid for thair veyage 1595 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 63.
Androw Moresone chalmerlane to his maiestie in the north syde of the watter of Forth 1661 Black Sc. Witches 36.
Yow putt yor hands in my throat and thoucht to have woried me
b. In various occasional uses: Against, on; to, towards; at. a1400 Leg. S. ii. 163.
[They] Rasit in hym sedicione Ib. vii. 134.
Thai wrekyt thar wodnes In this Jamis 1535 Stewart 19832.
In [= on] pane of deid c1568 Lauder Minor P. iii. 104.
Pure Lazarus, Quhen dogs did schew in him more cherytie 1568 Inverness B. Rec. I. 163.
The serwice of his horse wyth his awin wyff in the said horse heid dalye in mukking and harrowing a1578 Pitsc. II. 14/17.
[To] hald hous with hir in thair expens 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 33.
He commandit the realme to follow him … in ane houris warning 1580 Edinb. Test. IX. 42.
Ane keir blak staig of tua ȝeir auld & gangand in thrie - 1628 Fraserburgh Kirk S. II. 27 Feb.
He ... is away agane to Murray in his bussines ther - 1679 G. Burnet Hist. Ref. (1865) I. 166 (OED.).
He was ... fined in 400 pound 1681 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 30 Nov.
Fynes Christiane Poge in ten merks
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