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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Magasin(e-, Magisine-, Magazine-hous(e, n. (e.m.E. (1583) (and 17th c. Sc.) magasin, -azine etc., a storehouse, warehouse.) — 1645 S. Leith Rec. 57, 58.
To gait the kyes of Peter Cochrins house in the links to make ane magazine house therof to lay in beer, aill, bread and uithir necessars therin for the use of the [infected] people in the links; … to be a magisine house
Ib. 58.
That ther should be ane magasin house maid of dealls
a1649 Drummond Wks. (1711) 185. 1675 Stirling Comm. Good 92 b. 1678 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 354.
Keeper of the merchant magazine hous or wairhous within this burgh

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