A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
Goad, var. of Gade n.1. Gad n., after Eng. goad. Also attrib. with iron. — 1649 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 781.
Twelff stone weight of goad yron at threttie sex shillings the stane 1671 Kirkwall MS. Inventory.
In the toofall on the stair-head the long irons or goad with twa checkels yron 1674 Kirkwall Sher. Ct. Rec.
Hugh Redland … was ordered to … remaine fast in the long goad 1707 Stirling B. Rec. II. 112.
To secure her foot in the goad … to six aclock in the morning
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