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

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

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

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

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
Draigl't, draggled
Driegh, tedious
Driddle, to toddle
Droop-rumpit, short-rumped
Drucken, drunken
Dry, thirsty
Dub, puddle
Duds, Duddies, clothes, rags
Dyke, a stonefence.

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Core, corps

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Couthie, lovingly, comfortably
Crack, to chat
Cracks, conversation
Craik, the corn-crake, the land-

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.

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

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


Fremit, estranged
Fu', full
Fud, a short tail
Fuff, to puff
Fyke, fret, anxiety
Fyle, to dirty.

Faddom, to fathom
Fain, fond, glad, desirous
Fainness, fondness
Farls, small cakes
Fash, to trouble, to bother
Fasten-e'en, the evening before

lent Fause, false Fause-house, the hole in a corn

stack Feat, spruce Fecht, to fight Feck, the greater part Feckless, pithless Fell, pungent, keen, deadly Fend, to keep off, to defend Fidge, to fidget Fient, “fiend, a petty oath" (B) Fiere, a companion Fissle, to tingle Fit, foot Fittie-lan', the near horse of the

hindmost pair in the plough

[then drawn by four horses] Flainen, flannel Flee, to fly Fleech, to wheedle Fleesh, fleece Fley'd, scared Fling, to kick, to caper, to dance Flisk, to fret, to caper Flit, to change Flyte, to scold Forbears, ancestors Forby, besides Forgather, to meet; Forgather up,

Gab, the mouth Gabs, talk Gae, gave Gae, to go Gaed, went Gaen, gane, gone Gaets, ways Gang, to go Gangrel, a vagrant Gar, to make, to compel Garten, a garter Gash, well-to-do, wise, self-com

placent Gash, to talk Gate, the way, the road, the

manner Gaun, going Gawky, a foolish lad or woman Gawsie, buxom, big Gear, goods, money, wealth Get, issue, offspring Gie, to give, Gied, gave, Gien,


Gif, if

Gilpey, young girl
Gin, if
Girn, to twist the face in pain

to make friends with
Forjeskel, jaded
Fou', full, drunk
Fow, a bushel
Frae, from

or wrath, to snarl
Gizz, a wig
Glaizie, glossy
Glint, to shine obliquely
Gloamin, the twilight
Glow'r, to stare
Glow'r, a stare

Gowan, the wild daisy
Gowd, gold
Graip, grape, a dung fork
Graith, implements, instruments,

Grain, to groan
Grain, a groan
Grannie, Graunie, grandmother
Grape, to grope
Grat, wept
Greet, to weep
Grumphie, the pig
Gruntle, a grunt
Gude, God
Gude, Guid, good
Guid-father, father-in-law
Guid-man, the husband.

Havers, nonsense
Hawkie, a name for a cow (pro-

Ha', the hall
Hae, have
Haffet, the temple, the side of

the head Hafflins, half-way, partly Haggis, see Notes to “Address

to a Haggis”
Hain, to spare, to save
Hairst, harvest
Hale, whole, the whole
Halesome, Healsome, wholesome
Hallan, a partition wall
Halloween, All saints Eve
Hame, home
Han', hand
Hangie, hangman
Hansel, the first gift
Hap-step-an'-lowp, hop-step-and-

Harn, coarse cloth
Haud, to hold
Haurl, to trail
Hav'rel, halfwitted

perly one that is white faced] Healsome, v. Halesome Hecht, to offer, 10 promise Heckle, a huckling comb Herd, the tender of cattle Heugh, a hollow Hilch, to hobble, to limp Hing, to hang Hirple, to move unevenly Hoddin, "the motion of a sage

countryman riding on a cart

horse” (B) Hoddin-grey, Homespun grey

Hoodie-craw, the carrion crow
Hool, the outer case
Hoord, to hoard
Horn, a spoon made of horn
Hornie, a name for the Devil
Hotch, to jerk
Houghmagandie, fornication
Howe, a hollow
Howe-backel, hollow backed
Howk, to dig
Howlet, the owl
Hoy'l, urged
Hoyte, "to amble crazily.” (B)
Hughoc, dim. of Hugh
Hunkers, hams
Hurcheon, the hedgehog
Hurchin, an urchin
Hurdies, the buttocks.

I', in
Ilka, each, every
Ingine, "genius, ingenuity” (B)
Ingle, the fireside
I’se, I shall, or will
Ilher, other.


Pad, a jade
Jauk, to dally
Jaup, to splash
Jink, to dodge quickly
Jinker, a swift goer
Jo, a lover
Jocteleg, a pocket knife
Jow-and-croon, to swing and

Lave, the rest
Lav'rock, the lark
Lays, pastures
Leal, loyal
Lear, learning
Lee-long, live-long
Leeze me on, commend me to
Leuk, to look
Lick, to sup
Lin, Linn, a waterfall
Link, to trip swiftly
Lint, flax
Lintwhite, the linnet
Loof, the palm of the hand
Lough, a pond, a lake
Low, Lowe, a flame
Lowin', flaming, burning
Lowse, to let loose, to untie
Lug, the ear
Luggie, an eared caup, a porringer
Lum, the chimney
Lume, a loom
Lunches, large portions
Lunt, smoke, steam
Lyart, grey, discoloured, withered.


Kail, Kale, the colewort
Kebars, rafters
Kebbuck, a cheese
Keek, to look, to glance slyly
Ken, to know
Kep, to catch
ket, the fleece on a sheep's body
Kiaugh, anxiety
Kimmer, a gossip
Kirk, a church
Kirn, a harvest-home
Kittle, to tickle
Kitllin, a kitten
Kiutlin, cuddling
Knaggie, knobby
Knowe, a knoll
Kye, cows
Kyle, the belly
Kythe, to show, to display.

Lag, slow, backward
Laigh, low
Lair, lore
Laith, loath
Laithfu', loathful, hesitating
Lallan, lowland
Lune, lone
Lang, long
Langsyne, long ago
Lap, leapt
Lassie, girl

Mair, more
Maist, most
'Maist, almost
Mak, to make
Manteele, a mantle
Maukin, a hare
Maun, must
Maut, malt
Meikle, Muckle, much
Melder, meal-grinding
Mell, to meddle
Melvie, to dust with meal
Mense, tact, discretion
Menseless, unmannerly, senseless
Midden, a dunghill

Mim, primly
Mind, to remember
Minnie, mother
Mirk, dark

Pow, the poll
Pree, Prie, to taste
Press, a cupboard
Primsie, precise
Pu, to pull
Puddock-stool, a toad-stool
Pussie, a name for the cat or hare
Pyke, to pick.

Monie, many

Mools, crumbling earth
Moop, to nibble
Moss, a bog
Muckle, v. Meikle.

Quean, a young woman.

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Ragweed, ragwort, benweed
Raible, to recite by rote
Rair, to roar
Raize, to excite
Ramfeezled, exhausted
Randie, turbulent, lawless
Rant, to make merry, to roister
Rash, a rush
Rash-buss, a clump of rushes
Ratton, a rat
Raucle, sturdy
Raught, reached
Rax, to stretch, to extend
Ream, to cream, to foam
Reek, to smoke
Reest, to scorch
Reest, to refuse to go
Remead, remedy
Ripp, a handful of corn from the

Risk, to crack
Rive, to tear, to burst
Rock, a distaff
Rockin, a social meeting
Roose, to praise
Row, Rowe, to roll, to flow
Runkled, wrinkled
Runt, the stalk of the colewort

or the cabbage Ryke, to reach.

Paidle, 10 paddle, to wade
Painch, the paunch
Paitrick, the partridge
Pang, to cram


Pat, pot

Penny-fee, small wages
Penny-wheep, small-beer
Philibeg, the Highlander's kilt
Pleugh, a plough
Pliver, a pover
Pock, a small bag
Pou, Pow, to pull

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