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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cot, Cott, n.3 [ME. cott, cot, OE. cot, ON. kot.] A cot; a small house; a sheep-house. 1506 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 45.
Carta … Thome Innes commorantis in le Cottis de Lanbride
1509 Reg. Great S. 725/2.
Cum ceteris domibus necessariis, viz. casea, viz. le cott
1595 Orkney Rentals ii. 90.
Ane cott callit Brawel, payis in land mail 4 sett. malt; ane cott callit Greenwall payis 12 mks. butter
1596 Coll. Aberd. & B. 386.
The sheiphird ansuerit that … his maister in hamelenes had causit put up the cott for saftie of his sheip in euil wedder
c1650 Spalding I. 81.
Houssis, killis, cottis, fauldis quhairin beistis war keipit [were] all distroyit
1700 Misc. Spald. C. III. 185.
A boy … told him that his cott was broken … and after telling of his sheep, he missed one

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