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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dairk, variant of Daywerk n. (Cf. Dark n.) — 1564 Ham. & Campsie Test. I. 25.
My turris casting, four dairkis, [costs] viij s.
1568 Prot. Bk. T. Lindsay 159 b.
[A] dairk of peittis
1605 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 242.
All quha aucht commoune dairkis to the towne
1610 Ib. 316.
Thair commoun dairkis ar neglectit yeirlie

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