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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Haid, var. of Hede n. (head). See also Hade. — 1518 Perth Hammermen I.
Quha that takis ane uther mans boith over his haid
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2092.
Ane crafty croun apone his haid
1587 Dundee B. Laws 476.
That nane tak vtheris howssis or buithis our vtheris haids
1592 Conv. Burghs I. 387.
The samyn to be remimberit as ane speciall haid in thair missiwes
1600 Cath. Tr. 236.
Thay vsit na schevin of haidis
1600 S. Leith Rec. 3.
George Kar … maid his repentance … on the piller with a peper on his haid
1607 Fam. Rose 294.
The young grouthe vpon the haid of the hill
1615 Dundee Shipping L. 260.
Ane twn barrell haids

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