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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Burrow-land, n. [Burrow attrib. n. Cf. Borowland.] Land (or houses) belonging to, or situated within, a borough. c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 338.
Quhen I … had … gottin his biggingis to my barne, & hie burrow landis
1511 Reg. Privy S. I. 334/1.
The ward of the burrow and feild landis and annuell rentis that pertenit to the said James
1575 Prot. Bk. T. Lindsay 91 b.
Margret Merchell, heretrix of the tua burrowlandis and tenementis of landis vnderwrittin
1653 Peebles B. Rec. II. 12.
The prebendarie dueties payable out of the burro landis within this burgh
1663 Decis. Lords G. 70.
The Town of Inverness having stented Iohn Forbes … in a certain sum, … for his burrow-lands

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