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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Alandwart, Alandward, adv. Also: allandward. [From the phrase (up) a land: cf. Landwart.] In (or into) the country (as contrasted with the town). 1562 Inverness B. Rec. I. 72; etc.
That tha sall trawell alandwart and by thair greth
1592 Elgin Rec. II. 26.
Gif ony persoun perrochiner alandwart … cummis on the Sabboth daye to this toun
1601 Ib. II. 91.
Ane of the officiaris to pas alandvard and poynd the landward eldaris
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. I. 140 b.
Na burges dwelland a landwart, sould haue lot, nor cavill with burgesses dwelland within burgh
Ib. ii. 68 b.
Ane burges dwelland allandward, hes not libertie, bot in that burgh onlie, in the quhilk he was made burges

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