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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Kart-,) Kairt-gait, n. [Cart-gate n.] A road suitable for carts, a cartway, a cartroad. — 1580 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 163.
The hie passages and kairt gaittis within the toun of Leyth ar pairtlie … stoppet be casting of gottes
1598 Ib. V. 220.
The gaitt to be keippit betuix the New heavin and the toun … and to se that it be ane kairt gaitt
1602 Reg. Great S. 475/1.
[The tenants given] power to pas and repas to the saidis commoun mures … the hie kairt gait … to the saidis landis use and wont

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"Kairt-gait n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Apr 2024 <>



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