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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-fle(s)ch(e)-mercat(t, -market, n. [Land n.1 9 b.] = Land-mercatt n.(1) 1593 Culross I. 131.
It is ordanit that the land flesche-market be also haldin on the Sand Hevin
(2) 1611 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 82.
To … designe the plaice of the bigging of ane land flesche mercatt
1625 Ib. 289.
Doun the north syid of the hie streit … togither with the haill lang staires, tolbuith or ward hous, to the land fleshmercatt
1642 Ib. VIII. 16.
The butter and cheis mercatts the wool mercatt and land flesh mercatt
1653 Ib. 325.
Abuses committed in the land fleshmercat of this brugh and Cannogait fleshmercat
1681 Ib. XI. 8.
Robert Hepburn is content … to make that waist bounds designed be him for a boulling green ane fitt place for a land flesh mercat
Ib. 31.
The fleshers in the land mercat and the landward fleshers that brings in ther mutton and veall to the land flesh mercat above the Lukenboothes to remove to the new flesh mercat

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