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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Harbry, n. Also: harbré, -ie. [Late variant of Herbry n.] = Harbery n.(1) c 1500 Rec. Earld. Orkney 423.
With hows and harbry
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1281.
Gif me harbrie [B. harbry], for Cristis pyne
1560 Rolland Seven S. 3465.
Heir I gif ouir … All merchandice, houshalding and harbrie
attrib. 1592 Edinb. Test. XXIV. 213 b.
I leif my vther irne chymnay … to the harbrie hous; … to the same harbriehous ane kist
(2) 1513 Doug. xi. x. 95.
It is a stellyng place and sovir harbry, Quhar ost in stail or enbuschment may ly
1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. Pref. 94.
Leaving the heavinlie harbrie whair he satt
(3) 1588 Ayr Chart. 55.
The said harbry, hevin and brig … is presentlie rwynous
1596 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 181.
For rasing of the suspensioune concernyng the harbry at Cumray
1614 Soc. Ant. X. 223.
For ane boit to tow the schip into the harbrie
1649-71 Lamont Diary 119.
Many small barkes … that perished, laying in harbrees

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