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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lit-hous(e, n. Also: litt- and -hows. [Lit n.; Hous n.1 2.] A dye-house. 1556 Glasgow Prot. II. 14.
[An office called a] lit hows [occupied by John Kyncaid, dyer]
1576 Prot. Bk. G. Fyiff 10 b.
That … ȝe … gif … possessoun of … the lithous and ȝeard … to the said Johne
1581 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 145.
Williame Quhitheid litstar and all vtheris haiffand or pretendand interes to decist and ceis fra … the said Williames lithous
1601 State P. (Reg. H.) No. 108. 10/24.
Andro Gellatlie … past to the litt hous … to gait nae wapin
1623 Stirling B. Rec. I. 158.
The toune burn above Robert Patesones lithous
1654 Edinb. Test. LXVIII. 2.
My whole woork loomes both of my clothier & walker craft apperteineing to my lit house
1662 Crim. Trials III. 605.
Elspet Chissholme … and I went in to Allexander Cumings litt-hows
1698 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 321.
That the correctione house with the litthouse and pertinents thairof belongs to the said manufactorie

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