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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Burdeous, n. Also: Bourdeoux, Burdious, -eolis. [Variant of Burdeaux.] Bordeaux (skins or wine).(1) 1539–40 Treas. Acc. VII. 286.
To cover iiij steill sadillis to the Kingis grace, xij burdious skynnys
1550 Ib. IX. 442.
To lyne thir said sadillis, xij burdeous skynnes
1552 Ib. X. 88.
Tway burdeous skynnis to be hym ane coit
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 201.
Na … Spanye skinnis and Burdeolis nor vther skynnis
(2) 1552 Reg. Privy C. I. 129.
To by ony wynis … of ony derrer price nor xvij li. the toun of Bourdeoux wyne
a1578 Pitsc. II. 301/24.
For xxiiij lib. the tune of burdious wyne
Ib. 320/12.
At this tyme burdeous vyne gave v schilling the pynt
1615 Chron. Perth 17.
Puncheonis of burdeous vyne careit … on mennis schoulderis

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