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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Burn-wode, Burne-wod, n. [Burne v. Earlier in form byrne- Birn-wode.] Wood for burning. Also attrib. with tre. 1566 Treas. Acc. MS. 63.
For burne wod to the quenis grace
1582 Dundee Shipping L. 206.
Ane fawdom burnewod trie
1584 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 377.
Any staks of hedder, … tar barrellis, burne-wod, peitts, or siclyke stufe
1594 Ib. V. 119.
Ane mesure of the faddome of burnewod
1603 Reg. Great S. 515/2.
Ilk faddome of burnewod [to pay] siclyke
1616 Dundee Shipping L. 270.
A faldome of burnewod
1629 Boyd Last B. 253.
In that fire, like dry chippie burn-wood, they shall burn
1673 Leith. Customs MS. 42.
Some ock timber … and 4 fatham burn wood
a 1709 Nimmo Narr. 88.
Buying backs at the sawmill for burnwood
1715 Coll. Aberd. & B. 36.
They have plenty of fewell, both black turff and burnwood

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