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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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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) 1515–6 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 36.
A par of pleuch irnes
1535 Stewart 51534. 1576 Crim. Trials I. ii. 57. 1581 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 139.
Bessie Hosteane … to lay Thomas McMichenis pleuch irnes
1583 Crail B. Ct. 26 Nov.
And to delyuer … the half of the plowcht ayrons detenit be him
1597–8 Misc. Spald. C. I. 121.
And gif the pleuch irnes be dippit in lax watter the oxin will nocht rin avay
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 18.
The pleuche yrnis wes kend and seine in the said Cristopheris pleuche
c1686 Depred. Clan Campbell 37.(2) 1663 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 103.
Ane pair of ploughe irone

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