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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lardenare-mart, Lardiner-, Lardnare-, Lairdner-mart(t, -mairt, n. Also: lardinar-, lardner-, leardiner- and -mert. [Lardener n. 3; Mart n. Cf. Lardnamart and Ladinar-mart.]

A mart for the larder: a fattened ox or cow killed and salted about Martinmas and stored as winter provisions. In the 17th c. comb. with -kow.Commonly as part of the rent of farm land.(1) 1456 Exch. R. VI. 200.
Pro triginta septem martis vocatis lardenare martis
1457 Ib. 349. 1481 Ib. IX. 126.
De xxxiiij martis dictis lardenaremartis receptis ab husbandis Galwidie
c 1489 Liber Aberbr. 262.
In martis lardinar and fresch al the yere ixxx
1511–12 Reg. Privy S. I. 362/2.
The king has assignit to him … the malez … of the tounis of Lochmabane and Annand, with the lardnare mertis
1552 Reg. Great S. 153/1.
[Allocando de dicta summa 3 sol. pro avenis et partibus unius ly lardymart mart [sic]
Quintam partem et decimam unius ly lardymart mart
1574 Exch. R. XX. 462. 1598-9 Ib. XXIII. 258. (2) comb. 1636 Galloway P. 25 March.
To Alexander McGimpsie … the merkland of Benbreck … for the payment of … 250 merkis with a lairdner mairt kow [etc ]
Ib. 15 Apr.
Ane lairdner martt kow
1672 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 162.
William Kirk officer hes uplifted the said kow as lardiner mart kow
1678 Ib. No. 266.
Our lardiner mairt cow
1686 Galloway P. 12 Apr.
The first payment to be at Mertimes nixt … with ane leardiner mart cow
1696 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 580 (4 Sept.).]
[The said lardner mart kyne being such as were payable at Martinmas 1695

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