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Pleuch-irnis, -es, n. pl. Also: pleuche-, plowcht-, ploughe- and -irons, -yrnis, -ayrons; also (uninfl.) -irone. [ME. plogh yren (1418–9), ON. póg-járn a plough share. See also Irne n.] The metal parts of a plough. = Plew-irnis. (1) A par of pleuch irnes; 1515–6 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 36.
Stewart 51534.
1576 Crim. Trials I. ii. 57.
Bessie Hosteane … to lay Thomas McMichenis pleuch irnes; 1581 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 139.
And to delyuer … the half of the plowcht ayrons detenit be him; 1583 Crail B. Ct. 26 Nov.
And gif the pleuch irnes be dippit in lax watter the oxin will nocht rin avay; 1597–8 Misc. Spald. C. I. 121.
The pleuche yrnis wes kend and seine in the said Cristopheris pleuche; 1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 18.
Depred. Clan Campbell 37.
(2) Ane pair of ploughe irone; 1663 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 103.

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