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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quarter-man, n. a. In Prestwick: ? = Quarter-maister n. 1 a and b. b. pl. Those serving in the militia of the ‘quarter’ of the kingdom (Quarter n. 6 c) which is providing the militia on active service at the time. —a. 1502 Prestwick B. Rec. 37.
Cuthbert Myller as a quarter man & all his falouys in his quarter with him, ar ilk ane seueralie in amercimentis of the court
b. a1578 Pitsc. II 259/14 (see Quarter n. 6 c).

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