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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hous-stede, -stead, n. Also: housted, housteid, hous-sted; husted. Also plur. without inflexion. [e.m.E. housted (a 1687), OE. hús-stede.] The site of a house. — 1467 Ayr B. Ct. 21 Apr.
The mylsteid of the Lochmylburne, ... the housteid & al odir rychtwis pertenentis
1470 Peebles B. Rec. 165.
A housted of xviij fut of lenth and xv of bred
1480 Rec. Earld. Orkney 331.
A toft and the grund of a hous stede
1633 Acts V. 146/2.
The towne and landis of Revell with the saltcott, sandfluires, and hous stead thairof
1662 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 230.
With twa hous sted in the fute of the clois

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