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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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North part, n. Also: northt, norcht, nourth and parte. [Late ME. and e.m.E. north(e) part(e (a 1450, 1486).] The northern part (of a place or country); also, the north side (of a street). = North n. 3.(1) 1522 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 65.
Riddin of the common in the norcht part
1525 Ib. 77. 1531 Bell. Boece I. xxii.
The south partis [of Britain] ar inhabit be Inglismen, and the north part be Scottis
(2) 1473 Lindores A. 166.
And the forsayde land lyand in the nourth part off the burth
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 251/15.
Sanct Oswald King of the north part of Yngland
1519–20 Selkirk B. Ct. MS. 77 b.
Land … liand … in norcht part of Peilgait
1524 Ib. (ed.) 72.
[Eight rigs of land] … sex of thaim liand … upone the northt part of the Kyngis streit
1535 Ib. MS. 193 (19 May).
The bailȝeis … and syndry … raid the norcht part of our common
1551 Hamilton Cat. 51.
Siclik supersticion … that will nocht berisch … thair freindis on the north part of the kirk yard
1596 Dalr. I. 6/26.
The north parte of the ile

b. On (upon), also in, the north part, on the north side. 1439 Edinb. Chart. 64.
As the wynde extendet … on the soucht parte, and the vatir … on the norcht part
1518 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 47.
Betuix … the landis of George Chepman upone the southt syd and the burgh stret upone the northt part
1542 Reg. Privy S. II. 758/2.
Betuix the said gait on the est parte … and the commoun vinell of the said burgh [Inverness] on the north parte
1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 72.

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