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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Refe,) Reif(f, Rief, n.3 Var. of Ruf(e n.1 Cf. reef (s.v. Ruif in SND) in the mod. dial. of the north-east. — 1510 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 110.
[For repair of their] domus et reif
1542 Aberd. B. Rec. I 184.
Put ane fulse rief thairon, thykit with faill
1639 Thanes of Cawdor 284.
For ane pawilioun reiff

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