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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lyand, ppl. a. [Cf. Lying.] Horizontal or roof (window); nether (millstone); (money) lying in hand, uninvested, at call; shelved or pending (legal action). — 1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 93.
The south round lycht … extendis to xv futis [of glass] … the south lyand lycht … xiii futis … the south standand lycht … xxii fntis
1609 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 65.
Clameing libertie of ane lyand window in the easter gavill of his tenement
1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 137.
Ane sufficient gangand myln, with ane rynnand stane of fyve ynsche in the ey and twa ynsche at the syd, the lyand stane at the hem sex ynsche
1590 Edinb. Test. XXII. 212.
The said Margaret declairit scho had na lyand gold nor moneth
1596 Paisley B. Rec. 178.
Anent the lyand precept given in be Johne Hucheson … all utheris … being … oftymes callit … and not compeirand … the saids baillies … decerns [etc.]

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