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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Remov(e, -muf(e, n. Also: -mow(e, -moove; muif, -mwif, -moif. [f. Remove,v. Cf. e.m.E. remoue (1553).]

1. The action of taking off a horse's shoe to trim or dress the hoof; a shoe so removed but reusable on the same or another occasion.(a) 1515 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 294.
[For 212] lie remowis
1518 Treas. Acc. V 147.
For schoyne and removes to the kingis mvle
1539–41 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 276.
For … ilk remowe i.d.
1591 St. A. Test. II 210.
For removis and hors schone
1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 52.
For thrie rigwoddeis and thrie helteris with tua removes
1617 Ib. 66.
For removes to the cairt horsis set on be the way
1653 Caldwell P. 108.
For … ii new shoin to the lards hors, … & for removs
1676 Cunningham Diary 73.
For a remove to the powny at Edinr.
1695 Foulis Acc. Bk. 174.
To him for a gang new shoes, and 2 removes to the new horse
(b) 1512 Treas. Acc. IV 307.
To John Sparty, smytht to the king and quenis stabulis, in haill payment of all hors schone remufis to the king and quenis stabulis and hors
1529–30 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I 5.
For vi new schone and ane remuif … iii s. ii d.
Ib. 43.
For … xx new schone ande xiii remuffis price of the new scho vi d. of the remuf ii d.
1532 Treas. Acc. VI 31.
1558 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 356.
At the departing of the horse to Edinburgh, for … schun to thame and vj remuffis
1608 Argyll Acc. 8 Nov.
For four remwiffis to the brune cussour nag

2. The action of removing, specif. a. Doing away with or banishing (a non-material thing). b. Departure. c. ? The putting of a person out of a house or holding, or ? his quitting of this.a. 1604 Reg. Privy C. VI 594.
His guid resolutioun anent the remove of the saidis feidis to be continewit and prosequute
b. 1650 Misc. Maitl. C. II 475.
Upon the remoove of the rebells army to the north
c. 1584–5 Colville Lett. 80.
To signefie to hir majestie the certane day of thair remoif
1673 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 187.
The crewall lose of my blood befoir the remove

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