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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kilhous, Kellis hous, n. [ME. kylne howse (1417), e.m.E. kyll howse (1544).] A building or part of one containing a kiln (Kill n. 1). — 1537 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 226.
For tua lokis to the jelhous and kellis hous iiii s.
1577 Edinb. Test. V. 276 b.
The haill loft abone the kilhous lyand abone the turat brig

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