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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Inlair, Inlayer, n. [Appar. f. to lay in (a dam), Lay v. Cf. also Inlaying vbl. n. b.] That part of a mill-dam which formed the channel of the mill-race. — 1589 Glasgow Prot. X. 100.
[The mill … with the lade, aqueduct,] dam & inlair
1609 Irving Dumbartonsh. II. (App.) 292. 1617 Reg. Great S. 584/2.
Burgum de Rutherglen … cum omnibus terris … , amnibus et lie damis, inlairis, laidis [etc.]
1633 Ib. 739/1.
Cum … privilegio condendi aggeres lie inlayers ad aqueductus ad usum antedicti molendini
1636 Glasgow Chart. II. 595.
Mylnes, mylnelandis, … dames, inlaires, laides, wattergangis
1641 Acts V. 573/1.
The said mill, … mill landis, mill dame, inlair, waiter gainge [etc.]

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