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Pleuch-graith, -grayth(t, n. Also: pleucht-, plewch(e-, pleugh-, plough- and -gratht. [Pleuch n. 1 and Graith n.] The harness and accoutrements of a plough. In the quot. for 1547 appar. in extended sense, including also plough-beasts. See also pleuch-gere s.v. Pleuch n. 6 (1). All instrumentis of pleuch graith irnyt or stelit As cultyris sokkis and the somys gret; Doug. vii. x. 78.
The wranguis … cutting of thair pleuch graith; 1522 Acta Conc. MS. XXXIII. 156.
Ilk ane of thame half plewing with half pleugh graith as hors oxin and all uthir thingis necessar thairto; 1547 Blackfriars Perth 240.
Pleucht gratht; 1554 Prot. Bk. Sir A. Gaw 33.
Pleuch graytht and all uther plenissing; 1559 Inchcolm Chart. 97.
[They] spuilyeit reft and tuke away his plewch grayth; 1569 Reg. Privy C. II. 62.
Ane ox with plewche and plewche grayth; 1585 Prot. Bk. W. Cumming 75.
1588 Edinb. Test. XIX. 110, etc.
Destroyers of pleuch-graith; Acts (1597) ii. 98 b heading.
Customes at thair portis … for ilk hors load of plough-graith; 1654 Conv. Burghs III. 388.
Stealers of pleugh-graith … to be punished therefore to the death as thieves; Mackenzie Law & C. i. xix. 7. (1699) 100.
1698 Fountainhall Decis. II. 27.

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