Birk, birch.
Birken-shaw, Birchen-wood-shaw, a small

wood. Birkie, a clever fellow. Birring, the noise of partridges, &o.

when they spring. Bit, crisis, niek of time. Bizz, a bustle, to buzz. Blastie, a shrivelled dwarf, a term of

contempt. Blastit, blasted. Blate, bashful, sheepish. Blather, bladder. Blaud, á flat piece of anything, to slap. Blaw, to blow, to boast. Bleerit, bleared, sore with rheum. Bleert and blin, bleared and blind. Bleezing, blazing: Blellum, idle talking fellow. Blether, to talk idly, nonsense. Blethorin, talking idly. Blink, a little while, a smiling look, to

look kindly, to shine by fits. Blinker, a term of contempt. Blinkin, smirking. Blue-gown, one of those beggars who

get annually, on the king's birth-day,

å blue cloak or gown, with a badge. Bluid, blood. Bluntie, snivelling. Blype, & shred, a large piece. Bock, to vomit, to gugh intermittently. Bocked, gushed, vomited. Bodle, a small gold coin. Bogles, spirits, hobgoblins. Bonnie or bonny, handsome, beautiful. Boord, a board. Boortree, the shrub elder; planted much

of old in hedges of barn-yards, &c. Boost, behoved, must needs. Bore, a hole in the wall. Botch, an angry tumour. Bouk, vomiting, gushing out Bousing, drinking. Bow-kail, cabbage. Bout, bonded, crooked. Brachens, fern. Brae, a declivity, a precipice, the slope

of a hill. Braid, broad. Bragin't, reeled forward. Braik, a kind of harrow. Brainge, to run rashly forward. Brake, broko, made insolvent. äranks, a kind of wooden curb for

horsog. Brash, a sudden illness. Brats, coarse clothes, rags, &c. Brattle, a short race, hurry, fury. Braw, fine, handsome. Brawlyt or brawlie, very well, finely,

heartily. Brazie, a morbid sheep. Breastie, diminutive of breast. Breastit, did spring up or forward. Breckan, fern. Breef, an invulnerable or irresistible

spell. Breeks, breeches.

Brent, smooth.
Brewin, brewing.
Brie, juice, liquid.
Brig, a bridge.
Brunstane, brimstone,
Brither, a brother.
Brock, a badger.
Brogue, a ham, a trick.
Broo, broth, liquid, water.
Brose, broth; a race at country wed.

dinge, who shall first reach the bride.
groom's house on returning from

cburch. Brugh, a burgh. Bruilzie, a broil, a combustion. Brunt, did burn, burnt. Brust, burst. Buckskin, an inhabitant of Virginia. Bught, a pep. Bughtin-time, the time of collecting the

sheep in the pens to be milked. Buirdly, stout-made, broad-made. Bum-clock, a humming beetle that flies

in the summer evenings. Bumming, humming as bees. Bummle, to blunder. Bummier, a blunderer. Bunker, a window-seat. Burdies, diminutive of birds. Bure, did bare. Burn, water, a rivulet. Burnewin, i.e. burn the wind, a black.

smith. Burnie, dimin. of burn. Bushie, bushy. Buskit, dressed. Busks, dresses. Bussle, a bustle, to bustlo. Buss, shelter. But, bot, with. But an ben, the country kitchen and

parlour. By himself, lunatic, distracted. Byke, a bee-hive. Byre, a cow-stable, a sheep-pen. Ca', to call, to name, to drive. Ca't or ca'd, called, driven, calved. Cadger, a carrier. Cadie or caddie, a person, a young fel.

low. Caff, chaft. Caird, a tinker. Cairn, a loose heap of stones. Calf-ward, a small enclosure for calves. Callan, a boy. Caller, fresh, sound, refreshing. Canie or cannie, gentle, mild, dexterous. Cannilie, dexterously, gently. Cantie or canty, cheerful, merry. Cantraip, a charm, a spell. Cap-stane, cope-stone, key-stono. Carl, an old man. Carlin, a stout old woman. Cartes, cards. Caudron, a caldron. Cauk and keel, chalk and red clay. Cauld, cold. Caup, a wooden drinking vessel.

Cessus, taxes.
Chanter, a part of a bagpipe.
Chap, a person, a fellow, a blow.
Chaup, & stroke, a blow.
Cheekit, cheeked.
Cheep, a chirp, to chirp.
Chiel or cheel, a young fellow.
Chimla or chimlie, a fire-grate, a fire-

Chimla-lug, the fire-side.
Chittering, shivering, trembling.
Chockin, choking.
Chow, to chew; cheek for chow, side by

side. Chuffie, fat-faced. Clachan, a small village about a church,

& hamlet. Claise or claes, clothes. Claith, cloth. Claithing, clothing. Claivers, nonsense, not speaking senso. Clap, clapper of a mill. Clarkit, wrote. Clash, an idle tale; the story of the day. Clatter, to tellidle stories; an idle story. Claught, snatched at, laid hold of. Claut, to clean, to scrape. Clauled, scraped. Clavers, idle stories. Claw, to scratch. Cleed, to clothe. Cleeds, clothes. Cleekii, having caught. Clinkin, jerking, clinking. Clinkumbell, who rings the church.bell. Clips, sheers. Clishmaclaver, idle conversation. Clock, to hatch ; a beetle. Clockin, hatching. Cloot, the hoof of a cow, sheep, &c. Cloutie, an old name for the devil. Clour, a bump or swelling after a blow. Cluds, clouds. Coaxin, wheedling. Coble, a fishing-boat. Cockernony, a lock of hair tied upon a

girl's head; a cap. Coft, bought. Cog, a wooden dish. Coggie, dimin. of cog. Coila, from Kyle, & district of Ayrshire;

so called, saith tradition, from Coil,

or Coilus, a Pictish monarch. Collie, a general, and sometimes a par

ticular, name for country curs.
Collieshangie, quarrelling.
Commaun, command.
Cood, the cud.
Coof, a blockhead, a nindy.
Cookit, appeared and disappeared by

Coost, did cast.
Coot, the ancle or foot.
Cootie, a wooden kitchen dish; also

those fowls whose legs are clad with
feathers are said to be cootie.
Corbies, a species of the crow.
Core, corps, party, clan.
Corn't, fed with Oats.

Cotter, the inhabitant of a cothouse, or

cottage. Couthie, kind, loving. Cove, & cove. Cowe, to terrify, to keep under, to lop;

a fright, a branch of furze, broom, &c. Cowp, to barter, to tumble over; & gang. Cowpit, tumbled. Cowrin, cowering. Cowte, a colt. Cozie, snug. Cozily, snugly. Crabbit, crabbed, frettal. Crack, conversation, to converse. Crackin, conversing. Craft or croft, a field near a house (in

old husbandry). Craiks, cries or calls incessantly; a bird. Crambo clink or crambo jingle, rhymes,

doggrel verses. Crank, the noise of an ungreased wheel. Crankous, fretful, captious. Cranreuch, the hoar-frost. Crap, a crop, to crop. Craw, a crow of a cock, a rook. Creel, a basket; to have one's wits in a

creel, to be craz'd, to be fascinated. Creeshie, greasy. Croud or croud, to coo as a dove. Croon, a hollow and continued moan; to make a noise like the continued

roar of a bull, to hum a tune. Crooning, bumming. Crouchie, crook-backed. Crouse, cheerful, courageous. Crousely, cheerfully, courageously. Crowdie, a composition of oatmeal and

boiled water, sometimes from the

broth of beef, mutton, &c. Crowdie-time, breakfast-time. Crowlin, crawling. Crummock, a cow with crooked horns. Crump, hard and brittle; spoken of

bread. Crunt, a blow on the head with a cudgel. Cuif, a blockhead, a ninny. Cummock, a short staff with a crooked

head. Curchie, a courtsey. Curler, a player at a game on the ice,

practised in Scotland, called curling. Curlie, curled, whose hair falls naturally

in ringlets. Curling, a well-known game on the ice. Curmurring, murmuring, a slight rum

bling noise. Curpin, the crupper. Cushat, the dove or wood-pigeon. Cutty, short, a spoon broken in the


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Daddie, a father.
Daffin, merriment, foolishness.
Daft, merry, giddy, foolish.
Daimen, rare, now and then; daimen.

icker, an ear of corn now and then. Dainty, pleasant,good-humoured, agree

able. Dales, plains, valleys.

Darkiins, darklin. Daud, to thrash, to abuse. Daur, to dare. Daurt, dared. Daurg or daurk, a day's labour. Davock, David. Dawd, a large piece. Dautit or dawtet, fondled, caressed. Dearies, dimin. of tears. Dearthfu, dear. Deave, to deafen. Deil-ma-care! no matter for all that. Deleerit, delirious. Descrive, to describe. Dight, to wipe, to clean corn from chaff. Dighi, cleaned from chaff. Dights, cleans. Ding, to worst, to push. Dinna, do not. Dirl, a slight tremulous stroke or pain. Dizzen or dir'n, a dozen. Doited, stupified, hebetated. Dolt, stupified, crazied. Donsie, unlucky. Dool, sorrow; to sing dool, to lament,

to mourn. Doos, doves. Dorty, saucy, nice. Douce or douse, sober, wise, prudent. Doucely, soberly, prudently. Dought, was or were able. Doup-skelper, one that strikes the tail. Doure and din, sullen, sallow. Doure, stout, durable, sullen, stubborn. Dow, am or are able, can. Dowff, pithless, wanting force. Dowie, worn with grief, fatigue, &c.;

half asleep. Downa, am or are not able, cannot. Doylt, stupid. Drap, a drop, to drop. Drapping, dr ing. Dreep, to ooze, to drop. Dreigh, tedious, long about it. Dribble, drizzling, slaver. Drift, á drove. Droddum, the breech. Drone, part of a bagpipe. Droop, rumplit, that droops at the

Droukit, wet.
Drounting, drawling.
Drouth, thirst, drought.
Drucken, drunken.
Drumly, muddy:
Drummock, meal and water mixed; raw.
Drunt, pet, sour humour.
Dub, a small pond.
Duds, rage,

Duddie, ragged.
Dung, worsted; pushed, driven.
Dunted, beaten, boxed.
Dush, to push as a ram, &c.
Dusht, pushed by a ram, ox, &o.
Ee, the eye.
Een, the eyes.
E'enin, evening.
Eerie, frightened, dreading spirita.

Eild, old age. Elbuck, the elbow. Eldritch, ghastly, frightful, En', end. Enbrugh, Edinburgh. Eneugh, enough. Especial, especially. Etile, to try, attempt. Eydent, diligent. Fa', fall, lot; to fall. Fa's, does fall; waterfalls. Faddom't, fathomed. Fae, a foé. Faem, foam. Faiket, unknown. Fairin, a fairing, a present. Fallow, fellow. Fand, did find. Farl, a cake of bread. Fash, trouble, care; to trouble, to caro

for. Fasht, troubled. Fasteren-een, Fasten's even. Fauld, a fold, to fold. Faulding, folding. Faut, fault. Fawsont, decent, seemly. Fral, a field, smooth. Fear 'u', frightful. Feart, frightened. Frat, neat, spruco. Fecht, to fight. Fechtin, fighting. Feck, many, plenty. Fecket, waistcoat. Feckfu’, large, brawny, stout. Feckless, puny, weak, silly. Feckly, weakly. Feg, a fig. Fride, feud, enmity. Fell, keen, biting; the fesh immedi

ately under the skin; a field pretty

level, on the side or top of a hill. Fen, mud, filth. Fend, to live comfortably. Ferleie or ferley, to wonder; a wonder,

a term of contempt. Fetch, to pull by fits. Fetch't, pulled intermittently. Fidge, to fidget. Fiel, soft, smooth. Fient, fiend, a petly oath. Fier, sound, healthy; a brother, a friend. Fisle, to make a rustling noise ; a fidget,

a bustle. Fit, a foot. Fittie-lan, the nearer borse of the hind

most pair in the plough. Flainen, flannel. Fleech, to supplicate in a flattering

Fleech'd, supplicated.
Fleechin, supplicating.
Fleesh, á fleece.
Fleg, a kick, a random blow.
Fiether, to decoy by fair words.
Fletherin, flattering.
Fley, to scare, to frighten.

Flichter, to flutter as yoang nestlings

when their dam approaches. Flickering, to meet, to encounter with. Flinders, shreds, broken pieces. Flingin-tree, a piece of timber hung by

way of partition between two horses in a stable, a flail. Flisk, to fret at the yoke. Fliskit, fretted. Flitter, to vibrate like the wings of

small birds. Flittering, fluttering, vibrating. Flunkie, a servant in livery. Foord, a ford. Forbears, forefathers. Forbye, besides. Forfairn, distressed, worn out, jaded. Forfoughten, fatigued. Forgather, to meet, to encounter with. Forgie, to forgive. Forjesket, jaded with fatigue. Fother, fodder. Fou, full, drunk. Foughten, troubled, harassed. Fouth, plenty, enough, or more than

enough. Fow, a bushel, &c.; also a pitchfork. Frae, from Freath, froth, Frien', friend. Fu', full. Fud, the scat, or tail of the hare, cony,

&c. Fuff, to blow intermittently. Fuft, did blow. Fur, a furrow. Furm, a form, bench. Tyke, trifling cares ; to piddle; to be in

a fuss about trifles. Fyle, to soil, to dirty. Fyllt, soiled, dirtied. Gab, the mouth; to speak boldly or

pertly. Gaberlunzie, a pedlar. Gadsman, a ploughboy, the boy that

rides the horses in the plough. Gae, to go ; gaed, went; gaen, gone;

gaun, going. Gaet or gate, way, manner, road. Gang, to go, to walk. Gar, to make, to force to. Gart, forced to. Garten, a garter. Gash, wise, sagacious, talkative; to con

Gashin, conversing.
Gaucy, jolly, large.
Gawky, half-witted, foolish, romping.
Gear, riches, goods of any kind.
Geck, to togs the head in wantoncess

or scorn.
Ged, a pike.
Gentles, great folka.
Geordie, a guinea.
Get, a child, a young one.
Ghaist, a ghost.
Gie, to give; gied, gave; gien, given.
Giftie, dimin. of gift.

Giglets, playful girls.
Gillie, a boy, servant.
Gilpey, a half-grown, hall-informed boy

or girl; a romping lad, a hoyden. Gimmer, an ewe from one to two years

old. Gin, if, against. Gipsey, a young girl. Girn, to grin, to twist the features in

rage. Girning, grinning. Gizz, a periwig. Glaikit, inattentive, foolish. Glaive, a sword. Glaizie, glittering, smooth like glass. Glaund, aimed, snatched. Gleck, sharp, ready. Gled, a hawk. Gleg, sharp, ready. Gleib, glebe. Gley, a squint, to squint; agley, off at a

side, wrong: Glib-gabbet, that speaks smoothly and

readily. Glint, to peep. Glinted, peeped. Glintin, peeping: Gloamin, the twilight. Glowr, to stare, to look; & stare, a look. Glowrid, looked, stared. Gowan, the flower of the daisy, danda

lion, hawk.weed, &c. Gowany; gowany-glens, daisied dales. Gowf, the game of golf; to strike as the

bat does the ball at golf. Gorid, struck. Gowk, a cuckoo, a term of contempt. Grane or grain, a groan, to groan. Gowl, to howl. Graind and gaunted, groaned and gran.

ted. Graining, groaning. Graip, a pronged instrument for clean.

ing stables. Graith, accoutrements, furniture,dress,

gear. Grannie, grandmother. Grape, to grope. Grapit, groped. Grat, wept, shed tears. Great, intimate, familiar. Gree, to agree; to bear the gree, to be

decidedly victor.
Gree't, agreed.
Greet, to shed tears, to weep.
Greetin, crying, weeping.
Grippet, catched, seized.
Groat, to get the whistle of one's groat, to

play & losing game,
Gronsome, loathsomely, grim.
Grozet, a gooseberry.
Grumph, a grunt, to grunt.
Grumpkie, a sow.
Grun', the ground.
Grunstane, a grindstone.
Gruntle, the phiz, & grunting noise.
Grunzie, mouth.
Grushie, thick, of thriving growth.


Gude, the Supreme Being; good.
Guid, good.
Guid-morning, good morrow.
Guid-e'en, good evening,
Guidman and guidwife, the master and

mistress of the house ; young guidman, & man newly married. Gully or gullie, a large knife. Guidfather, guidmother, father-in-law

and mother-in-law. Gumlie, muddy. Gusty, tasteful. Ha', hall. Ha'.bible, the great bible that lies in

the hall. Hae, to have. Haen, had, the participle. Haet, fient haet, a petty oath of nega

tion; nothing. Haffet, the temple, the side of the head. Hafflins, nearly half, partly. Hag, a gulf in mosses and moors. Haggis, a kind of pudding boiled in the

stomach of a cow or sheep. Hain, to spare, to save. Hain'd, spared. Hairst, harvest. Haith, a petty oath. Haivers, nonsense, speaking without

thought. Hal' or hald, an abiding place. Hale, whole, tight, healthy. Haly, holy. Hame, home. Hallan, a particular partition-wall in a cottage,

or more properly, a seat of turt at the outside. Hallowmas, Hallow-eve,31st of October, Hamely, homely, affable. Han or haun, hand. Hap, an outer garment, mantle, plaid,

&c.; to wrap, to cover, to hap. Aapper, a hopper. Happing, hopping. Hap, step, an loup, hop, skip, and leap. Harkit, hearkened. Harn, very coarse linen. Hash, a fellow that neither knows how

to dress nor act with propriety. Hastit, hastened, Haud, to hold. Haughs, low-lying rich lands, valleys. Hauri, to drag, to peel. Haurlin, peeling. Haverel, à hall-witted person; half

witted. Havins, good manners, decorum, good

sense. Hawkie, a cow with a white face. Heapit, heaped. Healsome, healthful, wholesome. Hearse, hoarse. Heart, hear it. Heather, heath. Hech! oh! strange! Hecht, promised to foretell something

that is to be got or given; foretold; the thing foretold; offered.

Heckle, a board, in which are ixed a

number of sharp pins, used in dressing hemp, flax, &c. Heeze, to elevate, to raise. Helm, the rudder or helm. Herd, to tend flocks, one who tends

flocks. Herrin, herring. Herry, to plunder; most properly, to

plunder birds' nests. Herryment, plundering, devastation. Hersel, herself; also a herd of cattle

of any sort. Het, hot, Heugh, a crag, & coal-pit. Hilch, a hobble, to balt. Hilchin, halting. Himsel, himseli. Hiney, honey. Hing, to hang. Hirple, to walk crazily, to creep. Hirsle, so many cattle as one person can

attend. Histie, dry, chapt, barron. Hitckt, a loop, a knot. Hizzie, huzzy, a young girl. Hoddin, the motion of a sage country.

man while riding on a cart-horse;

humble. Hog-score, a kind of distance line, in

curling, drawn across the rink. Hog-shouther, a kind of horse-play, by

jostling with the shoulder; to jostle. Hool, outer skin or caso, a nut-shell,

pease.swade. Hoolie, slowly, leisurely. Hoolie! take leisure, stop. Hoord, a hoard, to hoard. Hoordit, hoarded. Horn, a spoon made of horn. Hornie, one of the many names of the

devil. Host or hoast, to cough. Hostin, coughing. Hotchd, turned topsy-turvy, blended,

Hosts, coughs.
Houghmagandie, fornication.
Houlet, an owl.
Housie, dimin. of house.
Hove, to heave, to swell.
Hovd, heaved, swelled.
Howdie, & midwife.
Howe, hollow, a hollow or dell.
Howebackit, sunk in the back (spoken

of a horse, &c.)
Howjf, a landlady, a house of resort.
Howk, to dig.
Howkit, digged.
Howkin, digging.
Houlet, an owl.
Hoy, to urge.
Hoy't, urged.
Hoyse, a pull upwards.
Hoyte, to amble crazily.
Hughoc, dimin. of hugh.
Hurcheón, a hedgehog.
Hurdies, the loins.
Hushion, cushion.

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