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Laurence, Lawrence. (The personal name, L. Laurentius, applied to the saint, a bell of St. Nicholas' Church, Aberdeen, and to the fox: cf. Lowrence.) — 1626 Conv. Burghs III. 222.
Thair faires of Sanct Bartill and Sanct Laurence faires
1632 Prognostication.
August, 31 dayes. Laurence Faire in Raine. 7 day ... Laurence Faire in the Mernes and Marymesse Faire, 14 day
c 1669 Sc. Hist. Rev. XL. 58.
For 2 hors hyre quhen I went to Lawrence mercat
 — 1503 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. II. 343.
The sagristaur … sale nocht ring laurence at the saule messis nor menyngis bot for the … honorable personis of the tovne
a1500 Henr. Fab. 617 (H).
Then Lawrence luikit vp
(Id.) Bann. MS. 315 a/89.
As tod Laurence me lerd
1591-2 Rob Stene 16.
Quod Lawrence, sirs, thank me for thatt

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