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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Undistroyit, -distroit, Undestroyed, Wndistrovit, Ondistroyit, p.p. [Late ME and e.m.E. vndistroyed (a1450), vndestroied (1523); Destroy v., Distroy v.] Not destroyed; intact.(a) 1533 Bell. Livy I 155/26.
Thai … desirit Porsena (gif he desirit the Romane ciete vndistroyit) to suffir the cieteȝanis … to leif in liberte
1555 Balmerino and L. Chart. i 67.
Sall kep the said assedacioun in thair common kist vndistroit
a1650 Row 54.
By God's good providence a principall act wes concluded and also remains undestroyed in the books and registers of this kirk
(b) 1500 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 103.
[To] kep … the orchyarde witht the treis being now tharin wndistrovit or analit siclyk as thai ar grovande at this tyme
(c) 1570 Leslie 120.
Promeist … ane great sume of money to leif thair townn on seigit and distroyit
c1650 Spalding II 154.
Doctor Guild … violentlie brakis doun the insicht and plenishing within the bischopis houssis (quhilk wes left ondistroyit befoir)

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