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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bothie System.
The Scotch system of building, like a barrack, all the outhouses of a farmstead, as the byres, stables, barns, etc. The farm menservants live here. (Gaelic, bothag, a cot or hut, our booth.)   1
        “The bothie system prevails, more or less, in the eastern and north-eastern districts.”—J. Begg, D.D.

 Bother,Botley Assizes. 

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