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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Southour, adv. Also: southe-, sowth(e)-, suth(e)- and -ow(e)r. [South adv. and Owr adv. Cf. Northour adv.] Towards the south; in a southerly direction. b. specif. From the north of Scotland to the south. c. specif. From Scotland to England. — 1459 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III 61.
Ascendand wp … and ewyn sowth owr to the burn of owr landis
1534 Bamff Chart. 65.
Assendand up to the pictour of ane mans heid at the hycht of the cros, the ane of the heids pictours lutand north and the other southour
b. 1594 Warrender P. (SHS) II 270.
It wes ordenit be his Majestie that all the gryter sort of rebellis suld cum suth our
c. 1600-1610 Melvill 170.
I cam to Berwik whar I fand … my uncle Mr. Andro … and sum uther gentlemen, but twa dayes befor entred in their jorney southe ower
1600-1610 Melvill 171.
I resolved to tak jorney suthe ower … till these afflictiones war past in Scotland

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