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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hors-scho, n. Also: -schoo, -schue, pl. -schone, -schoine, horse-shoone. [ME. hors shoo (1485), pl. hors schoon (1387).] A horse-shoe.(a) 1446 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 246.
The stannand stain merkit lik a hors scho
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2300.
Sanct Eloy, he doith staitly stand, Ane new hors-schoo in tyll his hand
1586 Edinb. Hammermen III. 40 b.
Ane hors scho & naillis thairto
(b) 1533 Boece xvii. iii. 630 b.
This limmer schod ane poor widow with hors schone
1564 Antiq. Aberd. & Banff II. 90.
Ferra equorum lie hors schoine
1580 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 38.
The blak smytht sall tak … for the gang of the grytest hors schone sex s. viii d.
1596 Dalr. II. 39/16.
Makdonald … was sa cruel that with horschone he schod his wife
1636 Edinb. Test. LVII. 255 b.
Thretene scoir and sewin hors shoone

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