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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Craftis childer, chelder, n. pl. [Craft n. 3. Child n. 2, Chelde n. 2.] The young men or lads belonging to the various crafts. — 1561 Crim. Trials I. 410.
Taking and apprehending of the saidis persones, craftis-childer, and prentissis
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 66.
All maner of actiouns quhilk thaj had aganes the saidis craftischelder
Ib. 283.
Ane certane … craftis childer … past to wappynnis, and thaj brak doun the said jibbat
1588 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 520.
Ane greitt number of craftis childer

Craftis Childer n. pl.

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