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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-flescheour, n. Also: -flesh(e)or. [Land n.1 9 b.] A flesher from the country using the ‘land market’ (Land-fle(s)ch(e)-mercat(t, Land-mercatt). — 1536 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 76.
Ilk flescheour sall pay yeirlie for thair stand … xl s. … and gyf thai refuis … the … fleschehous [to] be set the tane halff thairof to land flescheouris and the tother halff for victuall
1551–2 Ib. 162.
That na maner of flescheouris within this burgh, bayth land flescheouris and vthers, tak vpoun hand [etc.]
1562 (c 1650) Dundee B. Laws 28.
Anent land fleshors
1568 Ib. 36.
That all land fleshors be put at 9 houres at once to the mercat

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