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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cunȝe-, Cunȝiehous, n. Also: cunȝea-, cungȝie-, cwingȝe-, cuinȝehous. [Cunȝe n. Cf. Counȝe-, Coinȝie-, Coynȝie-, and Coin(e)house.] The mint. 1463 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 22.
Le cungȝiehous assedatur Alexandro Tod
1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 275.
To the said Nicholace for expensis maid be him one the cunȝehouse
1538 Reg. Privy S. II. 401/1.
Ane letter maid to Alexander Orrok of Sillebawbe makand him maister of the cunȝehous
1545 Reg. Privy C. I. .
It is permittit to all … to bring [the groats] to the cunyehous and tha sall have payment for thame
1554–5 Treas. Acc. X. 268.
For xx stanis of irne to mak warklumis … in the cwingȝehous
1567 Ib. 556.
All meltaris, forgearis, and prentaris within the said cunyehous
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 261.
Thair wes ane cunȝiehous erectit in the castell
1581 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 206.
Ihone Syme, baillie, to discharge the birning of baynis within this burgh for seruing the cungyiehous
1590 Misc. Spald. C. II. 114.
To … deliuer the same at the auld cuinȝehouse to our master of househald
1600 Acts IV. 230/1.
Anent the hamebringing of bulyeon for furnessing of the cunȝehous
1619 Thanes of Cawdor 248.
I tuik panis to go … to the cunyiehous, whair we exchangeit first xlvij Flemis rosnobilis at x lib. the peace
1643 Peebles Gleanings 292.
Umquhile George Foullis, maister of his majesties cunȝehous
1646 Index Edinb. Test. II. 25.
Andro Balvaird, sey-master to his Majesty's cunȝea-house
fig. 1569 Bann. Memor. .
Make the simpill band a cunȝiehous, and gar thame pay euerie ȝeir an guid tribute

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