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Landgate, -gait, -gett, n. and adv. [Land n.1 1, Gate n.1, Get n.2] (To travel) (be) landgate, by land, overland. a. n. b. adv. —a. 1533 Boece ix. xvii. 333 b.
Sum … be land gate tuke the flicht
b. 1456 Hay I. 178/33.
He understude nocht that he suld pas be see … , and thare sa mony sa nere in the contree that may pas land gate
1531 Bell. Boece I. 143.
Agricola … began to serche all … Argyle … with his schippis; and come landgait ouir the riveir Levin
1596 Dalr. II. 279/1.
Tha pas to Edr … with sax thousands horsmen that cam fra Beruick landgate
1595 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 126.
[He] landit at Anstruther, and is cum landgett fra Anstruther to Torrie

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