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Pleuch, Pluch(t, n. Also: pleuche, pleucht, plewche, plewch(t, pleugh(e, plewgh(e, plewh(e; pleuich(e, plewiche, -yche; pluche, plwch(e, plugh(e, pluegh, pleug; pluich(e, pluyche; plouche, plowch(t, plough(e; pluk, plouk; plogh; pluchet. Plur. pleuchis etc., pleuges (and see Plew n.). [ME. and e.m.E. plouh, plogh(e, plowȝe, plouȝ, plough(e, plowh(e, late OE. plóh, ON. plógr (also OFris. plōch, OHG. pfluog, etc.), a word of appar. late appearance in Germanic and appar. of Italic origin. The plur. form plewis etc. (see Plew n.) derives regularly f. OE. ploȝas pl. The form pleuchis etc. is a re-formation f. the (orig. uninflected) sing.]

1. A plough, the agricultural implement. Also, transf., applied to the activity or occupation of ploughing. See also b–d below. Also proverb. For a detailed discussion of the plough, its parts, team and manpower, see A. Fenton The Plough-Song in Tools & Tillage I. (1970) 175–91. For further examples of (7), see Lows v.1 7 a and Lowsing vbl. n.1 1 a (5). (1) And sum of thame neid mon thame call With plewch and harrow for to get And othir ser craftis thair met; Barb. xix. 175.
Thane trawalit he … In Goddis ȝard to set plucht To … wine his corne; Leg. S. xl. 132.
I haif culter and pluch For substance & geir; Kennedy Flyt. 366 (B).
The rest of the land to be devidit amang thame … or plucht pas tharupone; 1570 Rec. Earld. Orkney 132.
Twa drawin oxin with pleuch and pleuch graith; 1578 Maxwell Mem. 312.
Quhat-sumever persone … cuttis and destroyes pleuch & pleuchgeire … salbe … punished therefore to the death; 1587 Acts (1597) ii. 98 b.
Furneisand thrie horsis with pluich and pluich yrones; 1634 Monteith Stewartry Ct. 1 May. [20 s.
Scots are awarded to a man for 4 days] at pleuche; 1638 Hawick Ann. 42.
It sall be leisume to any burges … to caus any tradsman … put on irons upon pleuch that shall be bocht be the burgessis affoirsaid; 1674 Lanark B. Rec. 197.
(b) Ilk husband land xxvj akkeris quhair pluk and syth may gang; 15.. Acts I. xxiv.
(c) Quha past to the ground of the glybe … and causit strak plouk therein; 1635 N. Meldrum Forteviot 53.
(2) The pluch; Burgh Laws c. 109 (B).
Quhilk baillye … straik the sommys in twa and hewyt the plwche; 1456–70 Liber Aberbr. II. 108.
Doug. xiii. viii. 24 (see Beme n.1 2).
He vas arand the land vitht his auen hand at the pleuch; Compl. 44/5.
1570 Sat. P. xii. 72 (see Patil(l n. a).
& not that a colte shall drau the pleuch & ane aulde horse rinne auaye uith the harrouis; James VI Basil. Doron 196/10.
Cutting with his knyff the theattis of the said pleucht; 1599 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 183.
Quhen they ȝocked the pleuche it wald not enter in the ground, temper hir quhat scho wald, and the culter and sock gaid out off the pleuche be ȝour witchcraft and divelrie; 1624 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 143.
Oxin horse and uthiris guidis pertening to the pleuch … may nocht be poynded … in tyme of labouring; Bisset I. 245/9.
Ther pleuche is drawen by foure beastis going side by side, the caller gangis befor the beastis backward with a whipe, the halder of the pleuche lyes on with his side on the pleuche, the culter and the socke be not twa pound in waight; a 1650 Descr. Orchad. 31 in
Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. III. 324.
All we of the coeven went still … with the plewghe; 1662 Crim. Trials III. 603.
(3) That ilk man of sympil estate … haf other half ane ox in the pluch or ellis delff ilk werk day; 1424 Acts II. 8/1.
The ox may nocht wele drawe in the pleuche bot gif he have a falowe; Hay I. 240/1.
Thay sal be drawin lik hors in the pluch and harrowis; Bell. Boece II. 263.
[The laird took horses] and patt thame in the pleuch; 1595 Reg. Privy C. V. 220.
The ox is ydand euer in the plouche; Melville Mem. 269.
(4) 1599 Reg. Privy C. V. 555 (see Pleuch-stilt n. 1).
That they being at the pleughe togidder … Patrick strake the said Alexr. with the patle; 1649 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 50.
Ten shilling for ane dayes work for himself and his beast at the pleugh; 1676 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 26 Jan.
Vpone the morne he mist hir [the mare] to the pleuch; 15.. Black Bk. Taymouth 157.
(5) Thre oxin … spulȝeit furthe of the said Symonis pluche; 1478 Acta Aud. 80/2.
And I will to my plwch agane; Wyf Awcht. 119.
The said Doncan pluch lay idyll in his defalt; 1558 Inverness Rec. I. 20.
Providing the forsaidis … occupy the samyn with thair avin propir plwchis guiddis and cotteris; 1541–2 Elgin Rec. I. 69.
(b) Thare was a labourare … at his pleuch gangand; Hay I. 64/27.
Pleuch; 1516 Fife Sheriff Ct. 26.
For to put in his pleuche in the landis of Kynloch and to remove all utheris thairfra; 1531 Crim. Trials I. i. 155.
1557 Peebles B. Rec. I. 243.
Gif the said airis occupeys nocht the said twa penny land with thair awin plewcht; 1561 Rec. Earld. Orkney 268.
And tua ȝockingis of his pleuch or than the price thairfor as pleuchis presentlie gettis; 1562–3 Linlithgow Sheriff Ct. 20 Feb.
Sex schillingis for thre ȝokingis of the said James hors in the said Alexanderis pleuche; 1589 St. A. B. Ct. 20 Jun.
I am woe your pleugh sould lye; Pleugh-Song in
Wode's Psalter (ed.) 240 a.
In cawsing teill and ryiff out with his awin pleuch and guidis ane quoy of land; 1613 Orkney & Shetl. Ct. Bk. 85.
Nyne oxen with thair pleughe and furnitour; 1662 Edinb. Test. LXX. 188.
1667 Highland P. II. 38 (see Pleuch v. b).
(c) I … laubowrit the said meidow thre ȝeir with my awin pluiche; 1591 Lennox Mun. 334.
(d) The haill tennentis … to teill four yockings with their saidis pleuges; 1697 Argaty Baron Ct. 16 Jan.
(6) Heir I assayt to ȝok our pleuch agane; Doug. vii. Prol. 158.
Wyf Awcht. 6.
Thomas Peblis yokkit his pleuch vpon his maling of the landis of Dod; 1562 Peebles B. Rec. I. 283.
Than … ane … Ȝokis his pleuch [etc.]; Maitland Maitl. F. xxxi. 33.
Dalr. II. 462/16.
(7) He hes violently put hir pleuch out of hyre saidis landis; 1521 Fife Sheriff Ct. 273.
The said laird … stoppis him to teill his awin landis forsaid, brekis his plewchtis [etc.]; 1533–4 Melville Chart. 76.
The spoliatione … of his portione … puttand his pleucht furtht of the samyn; 1537 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 146.
(8) Mychty men that had ma Oxyn he gert in pluchys [A. plewiche] ga; Wynt. vii. 3606.
A pluch, a wayne [etc.]; Acts I. 44/2.
[They] sall … paye … for … a pluch schod xxx d.; 1478 Acta Aud. 82/1.
Bell. Boece II. 328.
(b) Ilk man telande with a pleuche of viij oxin sal saw … ilk ȝere a ferlot of quhete; 1426 Acts II. 13/2.
Sangor … men slew with ane pleuchis sok; Doug. Pal. Hon. 1521.
Certane new furris drawin be ane plewcht; 1524 Hist. Pluscardyn 238.
The said Philp Scot sal put to ane pleucht to the steid of the Bouhill; 1527–8 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 92.
Ane plewch with the pertinench videlicet sok colter and missaill; 1534 Ib. 144.
Ane gangand plewcht pertenyng to Jhone Ȝong; 1566 Prot. Bk. D. Gray 38 b.
Ane trie plewcht with sok culter [etc.]; 1571 Prot. Bk. A. Millar 10.
Ane ȝokit plewcht witht iiij oxin and twa horssis; 1571 Prot. Bk. Gilbert Grote 76.
Pleucht; 1575 Inverness Rec. I. 244.
Albeit thay use na pleuchis but delvis thair corn-land with spaiddis; Monro W. Isles 24.
Skene Verb. S. s.v. Hvsbandland.
Thrie squair plewcheis price of baith tuentie schillingis; 1615 Edinb. Test. XLIX. 14.
And ilk pleuche to teill a yoking; 1620 Peebles Gleanings 53.
That William Menie … sall stryk oxen in a plewch with James Duncain; 1678 Forbes Baron Ct. 318.
(c) Ane pleugh; 1564–5 Perth B. Ct. 278 (23 Mar.).
The furnishing of tua pleughes iron and timber work at twentie pund; 1649 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 782.
Ane munted pleughe; 1661 Edinb. Test. LXX. 38 b.
(d) Ane pluchet furnest with gair tharto; 1535 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XV. (Jam.).
(e) As much land as a six horse plough will plew in plewing time; Paterson Sc. Arithm. 6.
(9) The varlet of the labourare that is … his hyre man that dryvis the pleuche; Hay I. 240/18.
Off lawboraris to see the besynace Sum makand dike and sum the pleuch can wynd; Henr. Fab. 1722 (Bann.).
He sall find ane man that can and sall hald the plewch; 1531 Reg. Soltre 104.
The said haill landis … lyand … woid and quhit and na plewcht straikit thairin … sen the last harwist; 1582 Prot. Bk. J. Robertsone 19 b.
Ane husbandman that haldis the pleuch fra morning till evening; Rollock Wks. I. 412.
Gif evir he streikit ane pleuch thairin thairefter [etc.]; 1599 Reg. Privy C. VI. 43.
Qui pleugham longo gaddo dryvare solebat; Polemo-Mid. 36.
Spalding I. 141 (see Call v. 3).
His son … did streack a pleugh upon the mains of Glenbucket; 1699 Misc. 3 Spald. C. II. 113.
transf. Gud inuch Sic as men wynnis of erd & pleuch; Leg. S. xxviii. 70.
Yhwmen … That wes off mycht an ox til hawe He gert … hawe part in pluche; Wynt. vii. 3601.
Dame ȝe mon to the pluch to morne; Wyf Awcht. 19.
Peur husband men leivis on thair plwch; Bann. MS. 65 b/26.
Alexander Aittoun … wes rydand on his maisteris hors to the plewch in sobir maner; 1569–70 Canongate Ct. Bk. 178.
To haif past wyth the said gray horse … to the pleucht; 1571–2 Inverness Rec. I. 211.
Wallancianus … Tane fra the pleuch to place imperiall; 1581 Sempill Sat. P. xliii. 70.
Tuo sufficient servands to pleughe barne byir and all uther wark daylie; 1642 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 41.
proverb. And he cummis not in at the dur Gods pleuch may neuer hald the fur; Prestis of Peblis 412.
That mokis … The plewche befoir the oxin go the best the man to gyde; 1571 Sat. P. xxix. 9.
Let the pleuch stand and slay a mouse; Carmichael Prov. No. 1067.
He settis the plouche befoir the oxin; Melville Commonpl. Bk. 6.
Urquhart Rabelais .

transf. or fig. b. The means by which one earns one's livelihood; a habitual occupation. c. An undertaking or enterprise. To put one's hand to the pleuch, to undertake a task or enterprise. Mair belangis to the pleuch, mair graith pertenis the pleuch, there is more to the matter than appears, ‘there's more to it than that’. To yok a pleuch, to set (some activity) in progress. b. That wynnyng wes lang hir plucht Tho scho had ellis gud inuch; Leg. S. xxxiv. 57.
Pray all prelatis … to lows the pleuch of thare iakmen, that is the cartis and dis; Abell 70 b.
c. Be seure that mair belangis to the plewch; Lynd. Sat. 1695.
Ȝit as ȝe ken mair graith pertenis the pleuch; Rolland Seven S. 2304.
Gif ilkane in thair degre Do put thair hand vnto the pleuch; 1573 Davidson Sat. P. xlii. 283.
Bot for gredienes … [they] laid bak thair hand frome the pleugh; Pitsc. II. 111/33.
‘Ha, ha,’ quoth Hope … ‘Ye'r but a prentise at the pleugh’; Montg. Ch. & Slae 1150 (Wr.).
Quhen he [Boniface] had put hand to the pluiche [etc.]; Dalr. I. 253/5.
The Lord has yoked the pleugh of persecution among us … the pleugh sall not be loused yet … none … are readier to be instruments to draw this pleugh than these who has anes put their hand to the pleugh of the gospel; Henderson Serm. 278.
Shee hard Elspit Gray say that William Hill hade yocked a pleugh that he should not loose in heast; 1650 Brechin Presb. 27.

d. Applied to the men working the plough. Breid and aill to xvi plewchtis teland ane part of Glaidismure to the hird; 1557–8 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII. 53.

e. Only Sc.: Applied, as a name, to the constellation Ursa Major. Cf. 19th c. Eng., id. (1868). — How … The pleuch and the polys the planettis began; Doug. viii. Prol. 150.

2. A team of plough-beasts. Cf. late north. ME. plogh(t (c 1400), in this sense. And ther we yoaked an plewghe of paddokis … Paddokis did draw the plewgh as oxen; 1662 Crim. Trials III. 603.
[As] many horse as will maik wp ane plewghe; 1670 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 290.

3. The knife of a printer's cutting-press. Cf. 17th c. Eng. ‘plow, or cutting-knife by which the leaves of books are cut even’ (1688). Johne Ros prentair … ane cutting pres and ane pleuch [¥ 4]; 1580 Edinb. Test. VIII. 362 b.

4. A plough-land. = Pleuchland n. and Plewland n.. Much the commonest term in Sc. for this unit of measurement. There is some overlapping in sense with b below, see esp. (5). (1) A pluch [C. plewyche] off land; Wynt. vii. 3606 (see Oxgang n.).
Pluyche; Wynt. vii. 3603 (C).
Reserwand to ws … the herȝeldis of ilk pleucht of land quhen thai sall happin to vaik; 1557 Reg. Cupar A. II. 128.
Ane plewch of land and the tua parte of ane pleuch in Balchymmy; 1563 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 381/2.
Occupiar of a plewghe of land in Craigtowne … to pay the … bear and … oats for the said plewghe land; 1580–1 Dunbar Moray Doc. App. 176.
The teind of ane pleuch of land; 1583 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 343.
Tennentis and occupearis of sax pleuches of land; 1597 Skene Mem. 231.
Four ploghes of land may hold 24 kyne; 1638 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I. 277.
The halfe davach or tuo pleughes of land of Wester Innerowrie; 1656 Retours Inq. Spec. Banff (105).
With the pleugh of land callit Stand-the-lane; 1656 Ib. Nairn (22).
The lands of Fineane being a plough of land; 1682 Hist. Clan Gregor II. 172.
Two oxgait of the two sunny ploughs of Percock; 1619 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 77.
Of the shadow pleugh of the town and landis of Kirktoune of Kinellar; 1655 Retours Inq. Spec. Aberdeen (326).
(2) Four pleuchis of cornis; Spalding II. 423.
(3) The tway plewchis landis … with the ailhous and ailhowscroft of the samen; 1572 Fam. Rose 261.
The said tua pleuchis lands; 1606 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 118.
(4) Ane thraif of corn of ilk pleuch; 1530 Renfrew Arch. Coll. I. 146.
Ane pleucht of the intowne of Ardler; 1538 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XVI. (Jam.).
1542 Reg. Cupar A. II. 191.
Payand for ilk pleuch that pais wictuale thir yeris bigane … sex merkis; 1549 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 624.
The pleucht of Weistir Fintray pertenyng to the said Dauid; 1565 Ib. III. 424.
Unum lie fotchit pleugh; 1594 Reg. Great S. 65/2.
That thair be a taxation … ilk pleuche layid to saxtein schillingis; 1597 Elgin Rec. II. 56.
Unius carucatae vulgariter the twa pairt of ane pleuche de lie Northtoune; 1598 Retours Inq. Spec. Aberdeen (574).
Skene Verb. S. s.v. Carucate.
That ewerie maister of ane pleuche sall pas … to the dame of the milne; 1621 Urie Baron Ct. 36.
That thrie horss of ilk pleuch … bring heam sclaites to the kirk; 1626 Rothiemay Kirk S. in J. Gordon Hist. I. App. liv.
Ane important paroche thair being thriescoir and four plewhs and auchtein mills within the samyne; 1636 Kirkcaldy Presb. 101.
1663 Stitchill Baron Ct. 26.
1698 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 718 (31 Mar.).
(b) An boll of ryng ber of ylke pluch; 1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 86.
And als we … reseruis … all hereȝeldis of ilk plowcht at happinnis to vaik within the saidis landis; 1548 Reg. Cupar A. II. 56.
[The schoolmaster to be paid 2 merks per] Scotch plough; 1619 Beale Fife Schools 130.
20 shilling out of the plugh … to the scoollmaister; 1652 Cramond Kirk S. I.

5. The persons collectively furnishing and working a standard plough and its team (normally, of eight oxen, etc.); hence, the tenant, or the tenants collectively, of a plough-land. See the note to 4 above. (1) An boll of ryng ber of ylke pluch; 1450 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 86.
That every pleugh of aucht oxen … furnisch ane man boddin as said is … and ilk fotch pleuch [Reg. Privy C. sutch pleuch] furnisch twa men; 1549 Carnwath Baron Ct. lxii. n.
Euerie plucht in the grund to pay ȝeirlie … ane boil of aittis; 1604 Urie Baron Ct. 8.
[The lands were reckoned] according to thair plewis appointing everie pleugh of land to send ane horsse with all necessair furnissing; 1617 Reg. Privy C. XI. 127.
The twa pleuches off Munkis hill theakis the lymhouse; 1624 Forbes Baron Ct. 219.
Euerie pleugh within this parosh sall send too Frendracht for carying of sklattes; 1641 Rec. Old Aberd. II. 15.
And stented ilk pleughe of land … to pay ten mks.; 1643 Kinghorn Kirk S. 47.
Evyre plouche giv[ing] him halff pock about; 1644 Aberd. Journal N. & Q. III. 83.
What voluntarilie everie pleugh in the landwart will give either in victuall or in moneyes; 1650 Beale Fife Schools 136.
Ploughe; 1653 Jervise Epitaphs & Inscriptions I. 113/2.
Plughe; 1670 Urie Baron Ct. 90.
That evrie plewgh bring six load of stons for the churche yeard dyke; 1683 Meikle Old Session Bk. 224.
(2) And ane pleuchis pairt of peittis yeirlie; 1603 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 44.

6. attrib. and comb., in sense 1 above. See also Pleuchgang, -gate, -graith, -hede, -irnis, -land, -man, -silver, -stilt, -tilth. Pleuch band, see Band n.1 2. Pleuch-beme, the central beam of timber to which the other principal parts of a plough are attached. Pleugh-bowl, a ‘strake’, a (? curved) piece of metal for strengthening a plough; cf. Boull n.2 1. Pleuch-scheat, the ‘sheath’ or cross-bar connecting the beam and sole of a plough. Pleugh-shoone (= shoes), ? ; prob., protective metal coverings. Pleuche-schoot, plough shoot. = pleugh scheat above. Pleughe-sowme, a draught-chain. Pleuch gudis, see Gude n. 5. Pleugh darrack, see Darg n. 1. Plewche-fest, ? (also in the later dial. of the north-east). Cf. English plough Monday. Pleugh-song, see the note to 1 above. a. (1) Thinkand it war sum … elfe … the pleuch geir staw; Stewart 51549.
Pleuiche geir; 1593 Brechin Test. I. iii b.
Ane plewch and plewch gere; 1609 Edinb. Test. XLV. 24.
(2) The making of ane plewche band the price vj d.; 1563 Dumfries Rec. in Fenton Plough and Spade in Dumfries and Galloway 154.
Twa pluch bemis; 1595 Paisley B. Rec. 164.
They said to him ‘Weill lappen plewch beim’; 1647 Durh. Univ. J. XXXIV. i.
Ane pleugh brydle; 1661 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 345.
The pleugh-bowl; Pleugh-Song in
Wode's Psalter (ed.) 241 (see Missel(l n. 1).
Ane pleuch cowter; 1567 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. 315.
Certane pleuch irons sic as pleuch cuttar; 1588–9 Burntisland B. Ct. 24 Jan.
Dentale, the pleuch shar or heid; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Georgics i. 172.
Ten dossane of pleuch scheatis; 1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 57 b.
The pleugh-shoone The mell and the stilt … the beam … the heelwidge The chock the yoak; Pleugh-Song in
Wode's Psalter (ed.) 241.
The pleuche schoott is out and teillis out neirer and neirer the gate; 1658 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 206.
Tua pleugh socks & culters; 1664 Edinb. Test. LXXI. 315.
It cast a plough-sock at him and also an trough-stone; 1695 Law Memor. App. 273.
Thrie horsis pleughe sowmes and sweingle tries; 1661 Edinb. Test. LXX. 147 b.
The pleughstaff; Pleugh-Song in
Wode's Psalter (ed.) 241.
With ane grite pleuch [ed. plot] staulff or padill in his hand, haveing a shairp broad irne on the end thairof; 1611 Reg. Privy C. IX. 241.
Buris, vel- a, the plough taile; Duncan App. Etym.
Tua laid of pleuch ȝokis; 1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 225 b.
(3) He left … tuentie foure ky in Duntrayt with the plenesing seid & pleuch gudis thairof; 1580 Edinb. Test. IX. 13.
To occupye the saidis landis with our awin proper plewche guidis and geir; 1599 Fraser P. 155.
Seven cows [etc.] … being all of them pleugh goods; 1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II. 274.
The pleugh goods were poinded in labouring time; 1684 Decis. Lords F. 57.
By and attour the pleugh goods there was upon the lands … other goods; Ib.
(4) Ane pleuche hors; 1607 Dunblane Test. III. 110.
Of pleuch hors meiris and thair followaris; 1609 Argyll Rentals I.
Draught, pleugh and laboring horses; 1694 Annandale Corr. 74.
Four pluegh horses at 25 merks per peice; 1698 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 10 Mar.
To the plowch meir; 1660 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 287.
Twa litill pleuch naigis price of the pece ourheid foure li.; 1574 Edinb. Test. III. 196 b.
Tua littill pleuche naiges at viij li. the peice; 1627 Ib. LIV. 138.
Ane pleucht kow; 1574 Edinb. Test. III. 39.
Lat no bowgle … The meik pluch ox oppress; Dunb. xlviii. iii.
Tua pleucht draving oxin; 1573–4 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 255.
Pleuch oxin … the pece x merkis; 1577 Edinb. Test. VI. 46 b.
Tua pleuche oxin price xiij lib. vj s. viij d.; 1583–4 Crail B. Ct. 10 Mar.
For theft … of pleugh oxen; 1663 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I. 61.
(5) The said Jn. Munro twenty sex merks for pleugh darracks; 1676 Old Ross-shire I. iii.
To the servandis for thair plewchefest; 1596 Oldcambus Acc. 5.
Two merkes Scotis money as the rest of ane plough fie; 1686 Corshill Baron Ct. 172.
The burn on spait … Down dyngand … all the pleuch laubour atanys; Doug. ii. vi. 17.
Pleugh-song; Pleugh-Song heading.
Pleugh tyme and harvest; 1664 Maxwell Mem. I. 343.
(6) Convocat … Jackmannum hyremannos pleughdryv'sters atque pleughmannos; Polemo-Mid. 72.
Adame Quhitelaw plewch wrycht; 1574 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 32.
(7) Fra that … richt south the mercat gait and pleuch-furr mercheit to the landis … of Spynie; 1601 Reg. Great S. 417/1.

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