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GLOSSARY OF SCOTCH WORDS.
A' ........................ all.
Aboon .................. above.
Ae........................ one.
Aff ..................... off.
Aft........................ oft.
Ain ..................... own.
An' ..................... and.
Ance..................... once.
Ane ..................... one.
Aught .................. anything,
Auld..................... old.
Awa'..................... away.
Aye ..................... ever.
Bairn .................. child.
Baith .................. both.
Bandsters ............ sheaf-binders.
Bauk .................. cross-beam.
Ben (oppositeto Butt) towards the inner apart­ment of a house.
Biggonet ............... linen cap.
Birk ..................... birch.
Blaw .................. blow.
Bogle .................. spectre; hobgoblin.
Brae..................... slope, hill-side.
Bsaid .................. broad.
Braw .................. fine, smart, handsome.
Brent .................. fresh.
Brithers ............... brothers.
Bughts.................. sheep-folds.
Burn, burnie ......... brook, streamlet.
Ca'........................  call.
Caller ..................  fresh.
Canna ..................  cannot.
Cantie ..................  happy, joyous.
Cauld ..................  cold.
Clead ..................  clothe.
Corrie ..................  sea-cave.
Creel ..................  basket.
Croodle...............  coo as a dove.
Crouse ..................  happy,cozy.
Cuist, coost............  cast.
Cushat..................  wood-pigeon.
Daft" ..................... to make sport.
Dang..................... upset, overthrow.
Daur .................. dare.
Dee ..................... die.
Dinna .................. do not.
Dool..................... sadness.
Doon .................. down.
Douce .................. sedate, sober.
Dowf .................. dull, stupid.
Dowie .................. spiritless, dull.
Drap..................... drop.
Drumlie ............... muddy.
Dule..................... grief.
E'e ..................... eye.
E'en ..................... eyes.
E'en ..................... even, evening.
Fa' .....................  fall.
Fain .....................  glad.
Farm' ..................  fare, food.
Faulding ...............  folding.
Fause ..................  false.
Fecht ..................  fight.
Fleeching...............  coaxing.
Fou .....................  tipsy.
Frae .....................  from.
Fu' .....................  full.
Gabbin' ............... joking and chatting.
Gae ..................... go.
Ga'e ..................... gave.
Gar ..................... make, cause.
Gear..................... goods, wealth.
Genty .................. neat, trim.
Ghaist .................. ghost.
Gie, gien............... give, gave, given.
Gin ..................... if.
Glaiket.................. giddy.
Gloamin' ............... evening twilight.
Gowan.................. daisy.
Gowd .................. gold.
Grat ..................... cried, wept.
Gree .................. pre-eminence.
Greet .................. cry, weep.
Gude, guid ............ good.
Ha' ..................... hall.
Hae ..................... have.
Hairst .................. harvest.
Hale..................... whole.
Hame .................. home.
Han', haun1............ hand.
Haud .................. hold.
Hie ..................... high.
Hieland ............... highland.
Hirpling ............... limping.
Hoddin.................. cloth, natural colour of
the wool.
Hoo ..................... how.
Hoose .................. house.
Ilk, ilka ............... each, every.
Kail-yard............... cabbage garden.
Ken ..................... know.
Kilted .................. tucked up.
Knowe .................. knoll.
Kurtch.................. a handkerchief tied over
the head.
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