A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Raftre, Raftar, n. [e.m.E. and ME raftre (c1200), rafter, OE ræfter. Cf. Rachtir n.] A plank, beam of wood. — A gret raftre he had in till his hand; Wall. v 209.
Ib. vii 449.
xij raftreis; 1521 Dundee B. Ct. I fol. 41b (2 Aug.).
All sawaris in this burgh … sall tak na mar bot ij d. for the draucht of the raftre & iij d. for estland burd & iij d. for dale burdis; Ib. fol. 49 (11 Oct.).
The wrangous takyng away of the Norway mannis raftreis; 1523 Ib. fol. 143 (15 May).
For xii raftarris to the kyrk wark; 1574–5 Haddington Treas. Acc. 19.

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