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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BIRREN, n. A camp.Dmf. 1834 Stat. Acc.2 IV. 197:
There are still to be seen . . . small entrenched camps or Birrens, as they are called.

[Occurs in the proper name Birrenswark in Dmfsh.]

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