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(Wattir passage,) Watter passag(e, -aig, n. Also: water passage, waltir passage, walter passag(e. [Wat(t)ir n. and Passag(e n.1] a. = Wattirgang n. 1 b. b. = Wattirgang n.1 a. c. = Wattirgang n. 1 c.a. 1493 Acta Conc. I 314/2.
Tuiching the walter passagis & clousis of ther millis … the saidis clousis & watter passagis of ther millis
b. 1553 Prot. Bk. R. Lumsdane 15a.
Discendand the synk and watter passaig to the calsay … callit the kyrk furd
1552 Prot. Bk. R. Lumsdane 20a.
Discendand and haldand the watter passaig … quhill it cum to ane furd and ane kayrne of stanis
1552 Prot. Bk. R. Lumsdane 20a.
The watter passaig and fall that discandis fra the said calsay and bryg
c. 1599 Paisley B. Rec. 226.
To big and clois up the mouthe of the said waltir passage laitlie maid with lyme and stane
1608 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 14 Jan.
To breik & put away the ise, and redd the saids walter passages
1668 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. II 430.
Ane levell and water passage throw the lands of Grange frae Munsholl coall to the sea

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"Wattir Passage n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Jun 2024 <>



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