1) An isolated and obscure example.

1353 ‘drove away beasts with instruments called Rowtis’, Bradford. Possibly connected with ‘rout’ in the sense of making a loud noise.

places Bradford
dates 1353

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2) A variant spelling of root, used of swine which turned up the soil with their snouts in the search for food.

They were capable of laying waste to the landscape if not ringed and their movement also had to be controlled, as the following indictment makes clear: 1687 John Tailler, Oliver Wallker ... presented for their swine goeing into the Chourch yearde and routing up the grawfes, Wakefield.

places Wakefield
dates 1687

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