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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Quottar, var. of Cottar n. Cf. later north. Eng. dial. (Northumberland) quotter ‘a woman worker on a farm’ (EDD). — 1522 Fife Sheriff Ct. 243.
Be our pure liegis Henry Orknay [etc.] … pure quottaris & lauboraris of the grond … thai being pure bodys & hes na takkis nore steidingis of thar awine bot seruandis & lauboraris of the grond to utheris personis

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