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Throuch-lok, n. Also: throucht-, throutht, throwch(t-, throwch, trowche, throch(t-, throche-, through-, throug- and -lokk, -loke, -loik, -lock. [Thro(u)ch prep. and Lok n.1] A lock with a keyhole passing through the entire width of a door (see quot. 1559 St. A. Kirk S. below) and operable from either side.See also Lok n.1 1 note. 1527–8 Stirling B. Rec. I 32.
Ane ke of ane throucht lok
1534–5 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 127.
Ten plat throutht lokkis the price of the pece xiiii s.
1547–8 Treas. Acc. IX 167.
Thre gret throuch lokes to the palice of Halyrudhous … iiij li. vj s.
1558 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I 155.
Through lokks
1559–60 St. A. Kirk S. 24.
This sche beheald … be ane throwch lok, the key beand owt of the dur
1560–1 Edinb. Old Acc. II 138.
Ane trowche lok to the ouer wolt
c1570 Lennox Mun. 177.
The myd dur betuix the chapell chalmer and the galrye, ane throwcht lok, witht ane yrne sloit
1582 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 149.
Ane new throucht loik to the wout duir of the stepill
1607–8 Glasg. Univ. Mun. III 557.
For twa throuch lokis with thair keyis
1611 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 338.
For twa great throug lokes for the curie and coch yets
1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 59.
For tinning of sex throche lock keyis
1617 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 28.
Throcht lockis
1617 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 65.
Throch lock

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