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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Clos(e)-fute, Clois-fitt, n. [Close n. 1.] The lower or back end or boundary of a close. 1521 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 204.
Hydand the samyn [infectit geir] vnder treis at William Foularis close fute
1558 Ib. III. 21.
That all the close futtis on bayth syddis of the Hie Streit … be closyt and bigit vp … in case of invasioun of inimeis
1584 Ib. IV. 327.
Proclamatioun to be maid dischairging ony maner of persouns to slokkyn their lyme vpoun the hie streits … bot allanerly at close futes in the nicht
1644 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 74.
Commanding all the inhabitants … build vp ther clos foots and yairds that no passage be had throw ther closes
1647 Ib. II. 118.
To command all persounes quha hes oppen clois fitts that they clois vpe the samyne
1662 Peebles B. Rec. II. 51.
He hes onlie libertie and privelege to his yaird and barne … in the cloise foote
1680-6 Lauder Observes 197.
They … dragged hir to a closse foot … and ther beat hir soundly

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