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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bone-pleuch, n. In pl. bone-, bondpluys; bone, boyne plewis, bon plowes. [Bone n.1 2.] Ploughs employed in doing unpaid tenant service. 1458 Exch. R. VI. 425.
Pro sulcacione et aratura factis in dicta grangia per bonepluys
1459 Ib. 579.
Per bondpluys
1506–7 Rentale Dunkeld MS. 20 b.
Et lie boyneplewis aran[tes] pratum in cibo & potu x s.
a1598 Ferg. Prov. 38.
He that lippins to bon plowes [v.r. bone plews] , his land will ly ley

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