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Bizz, to buzz

Bum, to hum Black-bonnet, the name for the Bunker, a seat

Scottish elder, who on Sunday Burdy, a maiden were a black-bonnet

Burn, a rivulet Blate, bashful

Busk, to dress, to adorn Blaud, a large quantity

Buss, a bush Blaw, to blow

But, without Blellum, a blusterer

But, butt, in the Kitchen Blether, a bladder

By, beside; "by himsel,” out of Blether, to talk foolishly

his wits Blink, to glance, to smile, to leer Byke, a bee's nest, a crowd of Blink, a glance, a short time

persons. Boddle, a farthing Body, a person

Ca', to call, to drive [as cattle Bogle, a hobgoblin

or horses ] Bonnie, pretty, beautiful

Cadger, a hawker Boortree, an elder-bush

Caller, fresh, cool Bore, a small hole

Callet, a trull Bow-Kail, cabbage

Canna, cannot Bow't, bent

Cannie, quiet, gentle, prudent Brachens, ferns

Cantie, cheerful, lively Brae, a small hill

Cantraip, witching Braid, broad

Carlin, an oldish, or old woman Braik, a harrow

Cartes, playing cards Brainge, to pull rashly

Cauld, cold Brattle, a short race

Caup, a wooden drinking vessel Braw, fine, handsome, well- Cavie, a hencoop dressed

Chanter, the pipe of the bagpipes Breast, to pull too much with Chap, a fellow the breast

Chapman, a pedlar Brent, brand

Cheep, to peep Brent, straight

Chiel, a young fellow Bree, brew

Chuck, Chuckie, a hen, a title of Brig, a bridge

endearment Brisket, the breast

Claes, clothes Brilher, brother

Clatter, to make a noise by striking Broose, a wedding race

Claught, clutched Brimstane, brimstone

Claver, clover Brunt, burnt

Claver, clavers, gossip Buirdly, stalwart

Claymore, a two handed HighBum, the buttocks

land sword

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Cleckin, a brood
Cleek, to take hold of, to snatch
Clink, a sharp stroke
Clinkin, smartly
Clinkumbell, the bellringer, the

beadle
Cloot, the hoof
Clout, to patch
Clud, a cloud
Clunk, sound as being

emptied Coble, a flat boat Coft, bought Cog, a wooden vessel, used

chiefly as a plate Coof, a stupid fellow Cookit, hid Coor, to cover Coost, cost Cootie, a small pail Core, corps Couthie, lovingly, comfortably Crack, to chat Cracks, conversation Craik, the corn-crake, the land

rail Crambo-jingle, rhyming Cranreuch, rime, hoar-frost Creeshie, greasy Cronie, a familiar companion Croon, to hum Croose, confident, proud Crouchie, hunchbacked Crowdie-time, porridge-[i. e.

breakfast-]time Crummock, a cudgel Crump, crisp Cuddle, to fondle Curchie, a curtesy Curpin, the crupper of a horse Custock, the pith of the colewort.

Dad, Daddie, father
Daffin, fun
Daft, foolish, merry, out of one's

wits
Dails, planks
Darg, a task
Darklins, in the dark
Daur, to dare
Daw, to dawn
Dawds, big pieces
Dawt, to fondle, to pet
Deleeret, delirious
Dight, to wipe
Ding, to hit, to beat
Dinna, do not
Dirl, to vibrate
Donsie, illtempered
Dool, woe, sorrow
Douce, sedate
Dowff, dull
Dowie, downcast, drooping
Doytin, doddering
Draigi't, draggled
Driegh, tedious
Driddle, to toddle
Droop-rumpl’t, short-rumped
Drucken, drunken
Dry, thirsty
Dub, puddle
Duds, Duddies, clothes, rags
Dyke, a stonefence.

E'e, the eye
Een, eyes

E’en, E'enin, evening
Eerie, awesome, apprehensive
Eldritch, unearthly
Ettle, aim, intention
Eydent, diligent.
Fa', to fall, to befall, to have,

to claim

127 JOCKEY'S TA'EN THE PARTING KISS.

Possibly suggested by an older song, but no original has been discovered. 128

SCOTS WHA HAE. Written originally to the old tune Hey Tutti Taiti, traditionally, but no doubt erroneously, said to have been Bruce's March at the battle of Bannockburn. Several Jacobite songs were written to the tune. The last stanza, Burns states, he borrowed from the stall edition of Wallace:

“A false usurper sinks in every foe,

And liberty returns with every blow" "a couplet”, he adds, "worthy of Homer."

129

IS THERE FOR HONEST POVERTY. Modelled on an old improper song, which had also suggested Jacobite versions.

131

OH, WERT THOU IN THE CAULD BLAST.

A compliment to Jessie Lewars (the sister of a fellow exciseman) who had tended him during his last illness.

161

Glossary.

A', all A-back, behind Abiegh, aloof Aboon, above Abread, abroad Ae, one Aff, off Aff-loof, offhand A-fore, before Aft, oft Aften, often Aiblins, perhaps Aik, the oak Ain, own Airn, iron Airt, direction Aith, an oath Aizle, a cinder A-jee, to the one side Alane, alone Ance, once Ane, one Ase, ashes Asklent, askance Aspar, aspread Asteer, astir Aught, eight Auld, old Aumous, alms Ava', at all

Baggie, the belly
Bairn, a child
Bairntime, issue
Baith, both
Bake, a biscuit
Bamboozle, To cheat by mysti-

fication
Bane, a bone
Barley-bree, barley-brew
Batch, a quantity of stuff, a num-

ber of persons Bauckie-bird, the bat Bauk, a cross-beam Bauk-en', a beam end Bauld, bold Be, alone Bear, barley Beet, to kindle, to fan Bellum, assault Belyve, by and bye Ben, a parlour, into the parlour Beyont, beyond Bicker, to flow with a noise Biel, a sheltered place, a dwelling Bill, the bull Billie, a fellow, a brother Birk, the birch Birkie, a fellow Bit, a small piece; 'just at the bit,'

in the nick of time Bizz, a flurry

Awa', away.

Burns, Poems.

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Bizi, to buzz

Bum, to hum Black-bonnet, the name for the Bunker, a seat

Scottish elder, who on Sunday Burdy, a maiden were a black-bonnet

Burn, a rivulet Blate, bashful

Busk, to dress, to adorn Blaud, a large quantity

Buss, a bush Blaw, to blow

But, without Blellum, a blusterer

But, butt, in the Kitchen Blether, a bladder

By, beside; "by himsel,” out of Blether, to talk foolishly

his wits Blink, to glance, to smile, to leer Byke, a bee's nest, a crowd of Blink, a glance, a short time

persons. Boddle, a farthing Body, a person

Ca', to call, to drive [as cattle Bogle, a hobgoblin

or horses) Bonnie, pretty, beautiful

Cadger, a hawker Boortree, an elder-bush

Caller, fresh, cool Bore, a small hole

Callet, a trull Bow-Kail, cabbage

Canna, cannot Bow't, bent

Cannie, quiet, gentle, prudent Brachens, ferns

Cantie, cheerful, lively Brae, a small hill

Cantraip, witching Braid, broad

Carlin, an oldish, or old woman Braik, a harrow

Cartes, playing cards Brainge, to pull rashly

Cauld, cold Brattle, a short race

Caup, a wooden drinking vessel Braw, fine, handsome, well- Cavie, a hencoop dressed

Chanter, the pipe of the bagpipes Breast, to pull too much with Chap, a fellow the breast

Chapman, a pedlar Brent, brand

Cheep, to peep Brent, straight

Chiel, a young fellow Bree, brew

Chuck, Chuckie, a hen, a title of Brig, a bridge

endearment Brisket, the breast

Claes, clothes Brither, brother

Clatter, to make a noise by striking Broose, a wedding race

Claught, clutched Brimstane, brimstone

Claver, clover Brunt, burnt

Claver, clavers, gossip Buirdly, stalwart

Claymore, a two handed HighBum, the buttocks

land sword

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