A farm establishment in Scotland is familiarly known by the Anglo-Saxon term, the toun.
But the fear was so great, that the toun was called to the watch.
Weel, I have some business in the toun too; but I'll join you at three, if the vivers can tarry so long.'
I was at your large toun's house, in the county of Fermanegh.
The lady stude on her castle wa', Beheld baith dale and down: There she was ware of a host of men Cum ryding towards the toun.
I'll send a guide to Bilhope-head wi' ye; for troth we hae neither meat nor drink, house-room nor stabling, mair about the toun.
He was a toun writer, an' had made a sort o' livin, afore he got the factorship, just as toun writers do in ordinar.
A woman at Dumfries, for example, was for a fourth lapse from virtue sentenced "to be carted from the toun."
Some will draw ye on, till ye've tellt them a' the clatter of the toun, and a' ye ken, and whiles mair.
Yeven under our signet at our toun of Rouen þe x day of Novembre.