A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Plat, Platt, n.4 Also: plate. [e.m.E. platte (1517), plat, appar. var. of plot (Plot n.2), by influence of Plat n.2 and a.] A plot (of land). — Jhonn Robertsoun [etc.] … intends to big ane lipperhous and hes desyret the toun to appoynt thame ane platt and grund; 1589 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 6.
There is non of his qualiti and age lyk him in this platt of land; 1655 Brodie Diary 127.
So that … so little a plate of ground hath yeelded very many plants of renoun; Forbes Cantus Ep. Ded. A.
And least any pretend ignorance … quhatt is the platt of ground heirby inhibit; 1662 Inverness Rec. II. 212.
Fraser Polichron. 310 (see Plat n.3 4 d).
Also in ane considerable plate of ground round about the saids kirks commonlie called the kirkyard; 1672 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 281.
[They were assigned] plats [of 12000 acres each in the neighbourhood of Port Royal]; 1684 Dunlop P. II. 127.

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