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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hie scule, scole, schole, n. Also: scoole, schoole. [Hie a. 5.] The principal grammar school of Edinburgh. Also hie grammer schole. 1531 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 48.
Maister Adam Mwre, maister of the hie scule
1577–8 Ib. IV. 63.
James Ros … to … big the Hie Scole in the maist commodeous place within the Blakfreir kirk yaird
1579 Ib. 104.
Maister of the new Hie Scole, callyt the Grammer Scole of this burgh
1580 Ib. 190.
The scholeris following quha was put in waird for hadding of the hie schoill
1598 Ib. V. 232.
The scailing of the hie schole for feir of the pest
1611 Ib. VI. 81.
Proclamatioun … that nane putt thair bairnis to ony other grammer schole but the hie schole
1659 Ib. IX. 171.
The fees to be payit to the Master and doctoris of the hie schoole

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