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Heve, Hew(e, Heif, v.2 Also: heave, heawe; hefe, heiff, heaff; p.t. and p.p. heid. [Var. of Have v. Cf. Hef v.] To have (with object or as auxiliary).(a) (a) 1507 Grant Chart. 46.
Be it kend … ws … tyll hewe mayd … Johne Grant … owr assigna
a1500 Henr. Fab. 384 (B).
The cat … to the mous hewis e
a1578 Pitsc. II. 250/22.
My Lord of Mortoun hewand ane bushe of horsmen nocht fra thame twa mylles
1599 Misc. Spald. C. I. 88.
John Allan, … hewing discordit with his wyiff, dang hir
1600 Crim. Trials II. 283.
All the land I hew in this kingdome
1611 Reg. Panmure I. p. xcv.
It wes thought to heawe beine Cames the cheif mans bwriel
(b) 1549 Banff Ann. I. 25.
That the flyscharis heve ouklie gud stuff sik as beyff and movttone
1570-3 Bann. Trans. 359.
Jhone Brand, minister, … heaving on his govne
1615 Highland P. III. 217.
Heaving riddin … all day, I wachit … all that night
1638 Dumfries Test. I. 4 b.
I heave maid no provisione to anie of my saidis bairnes
1653 Wemyss Corr. 98.
Heaueng never reseuied anie munie this tualmunthe
1668 Rec. Old Aberd. I. 112.
Ilk inhabitant … sall heave the wynds & casies … made clean
(c) 1541 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 175.
The said Agnes … to hefe payit her quhow sone [etc.]
1545 Douglas Corr. 154.
I heif vrytting ane letter to the Kingis mageste
1576 Fam. Rose 267.
I vill burding yow … to lat me heiff ane halche [= hawk]
c1615 Chron. Kings 161.
Heaffand ane gartane to bind his handis with
1609 Crim. Trials III. 47.
Schir James, heaffand the irnis on him, he, lowpand the toun wall [etc.]
(b, c) 1498 Reg. Morton II. 248.
Of the quhilk third part [of land] the said lord heid ane reuersion
1527 Buccleuch Mun. II. 331.
To be haldin and heid the said office of copper to the said Waltir Scot

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