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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Ladinar-mart,) Laidner-mairt, n. Also: leadner-mart. [Ladinar n.1 3: cf. Lardenare-mart.] A mart or fattened cow or ox slaughtered and salted about Martinmas as winterprovision. b. Latterly only in comb. with -kow or -kyne. — 1610 Reg. Great S. 81/2.
Lie fastingis evin hennis consuetis cum lie laidner mairtis Annandie
b. 1631 Stirling's Royal Lett. II. 511.
Certane leadner mart kyne … violentlie takin away
1648 Galloway P. 11 April.
The first payment to be at Mertimes nixt togidder with ane laidner mairt kow
1691 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 432.
[He promises to send before 20 Oct. next 12] laidner mairt kine

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