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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Borow-land, Borrow-land, n. Also: borro-. [Borow attrib. n. See also Burrow-land.] Land belonging to, or situated within, a borough. 1476 Prestwick B. Rec. 18.
Fra the borow landis be sawyn quhill luxmes
1527 Orkney & Shet. Rec. I. 107.
The … gifft of heretage, feild laund and borowlaund … in Orknay
1558 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 479.
Cum … terris communibus alias borrow landis nuncupatis
1572–3 Mun. Irvine II. 15.
Crymes committit within the said burgh of Irwin, burro ruddis or borro landis and commontie
1659 Hay Diary 93.
Heritors of a borrowland and houses in Biggar

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