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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Scottis-woman, Scots woman, n. [Scottis adj. and woman n. Cf. 19th c. Eng. Scotchwoman (1818), Scotswoman (1820) (both Sir Walter Scott).] A female native of Scotland (cf. the note to Scottis-man n.) — 1522 Treas. Acc. V 203.
That na Scottisman or woman intercommoun with Inglishmen … under the pane of deid
a1689 Cleland 14.
She's a Scots woman hough enough

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