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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brewhous, n. Also: brewhus, -how(i)se, breu-, brwhous, browhuse. [ME. brewhous (1373).] A brewhouse. 1365 Rotuli Sc. I. 892/2.
Johannes del Breuhous mercator de Scotia
1508 Reg. Cupar A. I. 297.
The browhuse with the croft
1519 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 177.
The breuhous with … ane schel of ane leid [etc.]
1529 M. Works Acc. I. 9 b.
For the theking of the said brwhous
1549 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 442.
The ane half of the mekle brewhowise
1551 Reg. Cupar A. II. 69.
Our … kychyin, baikhous, and brewhous
1576 Prot. Bk. MS. 178 b.
The brewhus dur with ane band
1624 Forbes Baron Ct. 218.
To the syd of the brew hous dore
1648 Linlithgow Pal. 332.
Within the pantrie, brew hous [etc.]

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"Brewhous n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2024 <>



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