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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Quoyland, n. [Var. of Quyland. Cf. Quy n.2, Quoy n.2.] = Quyland n. 1502 Orkney Rentals i 3.
Imprimis waster maill iij farding terre quoyland pro rege but scat
Ib. 6.
Feall vj merk terre viz. iij d. terre conqueist quoyland but scat
Ib. 11.
Except allanerlie j d. terre scat land & j½ d. terre of the quoyland
1563 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I 136.
Unacum … lie quoylandis et outbrekis
1584 Rec. Earld. Orkney 163. c1595 Orkney Rentals ii 2.
Ane quoyland or outbrek is ane peece of land newly win without the dykis and payis no scatt. Ane tumall is ane peece land whiche wes quoyland bot now inclosed within the dykis
1656 Retours I Inq. Spec. Orkney et Shetland (76).
That piece of quoy land callit Quoy-angrie
1692 Ch. in Orkney 163. 1698 Retours II Inq. Spec. Orkney et Shetland (156) (see Quoy n.2 (1)).

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