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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hed(e)-, Heidland, n. [e.m.E. hedde-, headland, head londe (1527).] A headland; a cape or promontory. — 1533 Boece i. iii. 38 b.
The hede land callit sum tyme the Haly Promontour
Ib. ii. ix. 74.
Ilis, … promontouris, hedlandis
1594 Orkney & Sh. Rec. 217.
The saidis persones … sall nawayes fische … within the heidlandis of the saidis cuntreyis of Orknay and Zeitland

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