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Stot, Stoit, n.1 Also: stott, stote, stoitt, stoyt, stuit, stoat, stoot. [ME and e.m.E. stott- (1222), stot (Chaucer), stotte (c1450), OE stot(t. Cf. ON stútr bull.] A young male (? usually, castrated) ox; a steer, bullock. Freq. qualified, apparently redundantly, by young. Also (chiefly in testamentary records) with qualifiers describing the colour or appearance, and with specification of age. It is unclear whether stot in the quot. 1456 Exch. R. VI. 160 is sing. or uninfl. pl. (1) Thou come with otheris with thé … and … tuk away twenty-one beistis oxin and ky stotis and grys; c1390 Reg. Morton I App. xl.
Onerat se de … v bobus cum le stot iiij vaccis j celdra avenarum; 1456 Exch. R. VI 160.
Happinnit him … to follou furth his feir Vnto the pleuch, … and he His stottis he straucht with Benedicite; Henr. Fab. 2237.
Ane ox five ky and a stot takin … furth of the sadis landis of the Glen; 1502 Acta Conc. III 180.
Sevin ȝong stottis, that ȝok bur nevir nane; Doug. vi i 69.
[9 young oxen commonly called] stotts, [48 young sheep,] commonly called gimmers, and dynmonts, [and 140 young sheep], commonly called hoggs; 1515 Swintons 39.
In presens of alderman, bailyeis, inquisitouris, that yong stot vas presentit in tolbutht and apprysit laufully be thir four famos men … to the soum of xxii s.; 1531–2 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 118.
Scho … stowtly steird the stottis abowt; Wyf Awcht. 100.
Stott; 1562 Dumfries B. Ct. 130b.
Ane copnow stott price xxvj s. viij d.; 1573 Edinb. Test. I 339.
Magdalen day in Lithgoue … is good to buy ather oxen ky or quayis or stirks or yong stotts or horse; Skene Agric. MS (ed.) 68.
Eighteen heids of kyne queyes and stotts; 1696 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 655 (19 Dec.).
Tua libbet bull stottis; 1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII 20b.
uninfl. pl. Johnne Simsoune … and Thomas Brovne … apprisit the … halff the saidis stott and quy to ij markis and ane half; 1531 Ex. Processes (Reg. H) No. ii.
(b) Dauid Batoun … has apprisit and rowpit ane kow ane stoyt ane quhy summa the hayll v merkis; 1556 Crail B. Ct. 15.
Of stoitis; ?1588 Kinnaird Farm Bk. 111a.
Fyve stoittis, and queyis of three yeir auld; 1594 Crim. Trials I ii 345.
Twa ky and ane stoitt, pryce of the piece xii lib.; 1627 Paterson Ayr & Wigton II 258.
(c) Tua ȝoung stuittis; 1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I 45b.
(d) Stoot; 1672 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 145.
(e) Ane kow and ane stoat ilk ane of thame … worth tuentie fyve pounds; 1654 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) May.
¥7 Scots as the pryce of ane stoat; 1697 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 27 Nov.
(2) One hawkit stot, one garit stot and one garit quy; 1541 Prot. Bk. J. Chepman No. 30.
1549 Prot. Bk. Sir A. Gaw 6 (see (3) below).
Ane garit stott of tua ȝeir auld; 1574 Edinb. Test. III 206.
Ane quhyt sydit stot; 1581 Edinb. Test. X 184.
xiiij ky with sevin followeris & ane hair stott; 1595 Edinb. Test. XXVIII 332b.
Ane haird stott of tua ȝeir auld; 1621 Brechin Test. IV 56b.
Ane black humble stott; 1637 Brechin Test. V 234b.
Ane black kippit stott; 1645 Edinb. Test. LXI 109.
The red stot & the dun; Pleugh-song in Forbes Cantus (1666).
Twa reid stots and twa blak stots; 1687 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 256.
(3) xvj stottis a ȝere aulde; 1488 Acta Aud. 119/2.
An ox of four ȝeir ald, … four stots of three ȝeir auld; 1547 Misc. Spald. C. V 311.
Thre stottis of ȝeir aldis … and ane beld stot of ii ȝeir ald; 1549 Prot. Bk. Sir A. Gaw 6.
Ane stot of foure ȝeir auld; 1567 Edinb. Test. I 3.
Ane uther stote of thre ȝeir auld; 1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I 45b.
1574 Edinb. Test. III 206 (see 2 above).
Ane stoit of tua ȝeir auld; 1596 Brechin Test. I 148b.
1621 Brechin Test. IV 56b (see 2 above).
Ane twa year old quoy, ane stirk, four four year old stots; 1679 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 85 (28 Nov.).
Twa twa yeir auld stotes; 1688 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 16 July.
1 ox stot of twa yeir auld; 1612 Orkney Test. and Inv. 74.

b. In proverb. and quasi-proverb. usages. The man may able tine a stot Who cannot count his kinch; Montg. Ch. & Slae 1100 (Wr.).
To sport ȝour hienes vith my ruid reherse, In hoip of pardon thocht sum stots I tyn; J. Stewart II 9/36.
It is ill to gar a cow danse and keip all the stots; Carmichael Prov. No. 926.

c. attrib. With beist, coldoch (Coldoch n.), oxin. Some quots. in Stud(e n. 2 may belong here. Nyne ȝoung stot oxin price of the pece iiij li. vij s.; 1573 Edinb. Test. II 356b.
Ane stot beist of the riggit kow; 1606 Edinb. Test. XLI 298b.
Ane stot beist quhyt mouthit; 1606 Edinb. Test. XLI 298b.
Ane stot beist of twa yeir auld; 1638 Dumfries Test. I 3.
Twa three ȝeir old stotts beasts; 1655 Galloway P. 12 June.
She leawes the stot beast abowespecifeit to the said James Bell; 1668 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 15 Jan.
A stot coldoch set to John McNish in Lochans; 1670 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct.) 29 April.
Tua black yeld kyne with ane … stott codoch; 1674 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I 368.

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