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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hounder, -ir, late var. of Hundir n. and a. (hundred). — 1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 789.
In name of Christe thay halit mony hounder
c1552 Id. Mon. 4026.
Thare deit mony hounder
(a1500 Doug.) K. Hart 216.
Set we be few to thame be fifty hounder
1600-1610 Melvill 6.
Thrie thowsand and fyve hounder marks
c 1639 Black Bk. Taymouth 439.
I haue alrady ane four or fayf houndir … that is pratti treis

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