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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lauch, Lawch, n.3 A piece of low-lying ground. = Laich n.1 1. — 1531 Bell. Boece (M) I. 275/22.
The Scottis, … seyng the Pichtis of moir novmer than mycht be nureist in Anguse, Fife, Striueling, the Watter of Erne and the lawth of Cawder Wod
1615 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 324.
And thairfra keipand the lauche betuixt the medow and the bray quhill it come to the burne
Ib. 325.
And thairfra doun the lauche … betuixt Collesones dyck and the teillit land of Caprastoun to the fuird aboue Peterstoun

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