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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dogleisch(e, n. Also: doig leich, doog leisch. [Dog n. 1.] A leash for a dog. a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 71.
With ane doig leich [M. dog leische] I schepe to gar thé schowt
1534 Treas. Acc. VI. 202.
For dog leschis and dog collaris
1567 Bamff Chart. 71.
Ane dogleische and tua collaris
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 12.
He may follow his hounds within the Kings forest, as farre as he may cast his horne or his dogleisch
1621 Edinb. Test. LI. 63 b.
Ane dossone of dogleisches
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 354.
A doog leisch

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