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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CART, n.1 As in St.Eng., but note the following Sc. combs.: †1. cart aver, a cart-horse; see Aiver, n.1; †2. cart-draught, cart-load; 3. cart-torr, “the projection at the rear of a cart” (Kcb.10 1938); 4. cart-wrack, Algæ, so called because the seaweed is taken away in carts for use as manure (Fif.1 1938).1. Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 48:
Carles and cart avers win all. And carles and cart avers spend all.
2. Sc. 1772 in Scotsman (29 June 1934) 6/2:
For each cart-draught . . 13s. 4d.
4. Sc. 1886 B. and H. 500:
The Algæ which under the general name of Cart-wracks are rolled ashore by the gales (Engl. Fl. v. 268).

[Cart is of an earlier appearance in O.Sc. than cairt, see etym. note to Cairt, n.1 and v.]

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