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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hamer, var. of hamel, Hamehald n. 1634 Black Bk. Taymouth 389.
That na bloker or buyer of horse, nolt … or ony uther kynd of bestiall, buy ony of thame … without sufficient caution to be fund be the saidis persones of burgh and hamer … that the saidis guidis ar weill come

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