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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Bere-pundlar,) Beir-pondlar, n. Also: ponder, pun(d)ler; bear p(o)undlair. [Bere n.2] In Orkney: A steelyard for weighing barley. 1575 Orkney Oppress. 7.
In alteration … of the auld weigh of the bismyre and pondlar of Orkney … (except the beir pondler)
1592 Reg. Great S. 706/2.
Octo … meillis beir super lie beir ponder
1642 Orkney Rentals III. 24.
The Ille of Pearah … payes … 40 meils of beir on the beir punler
1642 Ib. iv. 29.
In beir … is 10 chalder 3 meillis … beir, oupon the beir pondlar
c 1642 Ib. v. 26.
Sua remaines … xv last … bear vpon the bear poundlair

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