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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kiln(e, n. Also: killn, kyln(e. [e.m.E. kiln(e, used in place of Sc. Kill n.1 Found only once before c 1645.] A kiln. b. Attrib. with logie, rib, rome, silver, stade, troch, walstade. 14.. Burgh Laws lxii (B).
A kylne
1563 Inchaffray Reg. 96.
And of the barne kyln byre with houssis thairof and cobill
1645 S. Leith Rec. 64.
Those people who … may pay for cleanging of thair clothes to resort to Bessie Cookes killn to kill thair clothes
1699 Black Bk. Kincardineshire 91.
Some of them amongst the cabers and some of them below in the bottom of the kiln
b. 1684 Cramond Kirk S. II. 7 Sept.
When he was in the kilne logie dryeing oats
- 1675 Stirling Common Good 95.
[40] kilneribes is [£4]
1659 Rothesay B. Rec. 995.
For his kilne rome [6/8d]
1691 Foulis Acc. Bk. 133.
To pay kilne and milne silver for 12 bolls oats making in grots, meall and seeds
1659 Rothesay B. Rec. 1001.
The kilnestad betuixt the foot of Fauldmores and the Bairns Castle payes four penies
1696 Ib. 504.
His north tenement and yardes with the old kilnestade therto belonging
1689 Ib. 1009.
His kilne troch payes four pennyes
1696 Ib. 503.
That north part tenement and yarde with the kilne walstade therto perteining

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