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NEW AND COMPLETE

GLOSSARY

TO THE

SCOTTISH WORDS AND PHRASES

IN

BURNS'S POEMS.

Eastern District of Pennsylvania, ss.

Be it remembered, That, on the thirteenth day of June, in the forty-second year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1818, Tho. mas H. Palmer, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

"A New and Complete Glossary to the Scottish

Words and Phrases in Burns's Poems."

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In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “ An act for the Encoyragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”- And also to the act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, 'An act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints."

D. CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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THE ch and gh have always the guttural sound.

The sound of the English diphthong oo, is commonly spelled ou. The French u, a sound which often occurs in the Scottish language, is marked oo, or ui. The a, in genuine Scottish words, except when forming a diphthong, or followed by an e mute after a single consonant, sounds generally like the broad English a in wall. The Scottish diphthong ae, always, and ea, very often, sound like the French e mascu. line. The Scottish diphthong ey, sounds like Latin ei.

A.

Ain, own

Air, early · A', all

Airl-penny, earnest-moAback, away, aloof

ney Abeigh, at a shy distance Airn, iron Aboon, above, up Airt, direction, point of Abread, abroad, in sight

the compass
Abreed, in breadth Aith, an oath
A-char, a-jar

Aits, oats
Acquent, acquainted Aiver, an old horse
Ae, one

Aizle, a hot cinder Aft, off; Affo loof, un- Alake, alas! premeditated

Alane, alone Afore, before

Alang, along Aft, oft

Akwart, aukward Aften, often

Amaist, almost Agley, off the right line, Amang, among wrong

An', and; if Aiblins, perhaps

Ance, once Aik, oak

Ane, one

Awa, away

Anent, over against Bairntime, a family of Anither, another

children, a brood Ase, ashes

Baith, both Asklent, asquint, aslant Ban, to swear Asteer, abroad, stirring Bane, bone Athort, athwart

Bang, to beat, to strive ; Atween, between

a blow Augkt, possession ; as in Bardie, dimin. of bard

a' my aught, in all my Barefit, barefooted

possession ; eight Baringo a quarry, openAuld-warld, old-fashion- ing a quarry ed

Barkin-hoast,a dry cough Aul lang syne, olden Barkit, barked

time, days of other Barmie, of, or like barm years

Batch, a crew, a gang Auid, old

Batts, botts
Auldfarrun, or auld far. Baudrons a cat

rant, sagacious, cun- Bauld, bola
ning, prudent

Baulks, the beams across Ava, at all

the kiln

Baumy, balmy Awfu', awful

Bawk, bank Awn, the beard of bar- Baws'nt, having a white ley, oats, &c.

stripe down the face Awnie, bearded

Be, to let be, to give Ayont, beyond

ver, to cease

Bear, bai ley
B.

Beastie, dimin. of beast

Bedeen, immediately, in Ba', ball

haste Bab, a bob

Beet, to add fuel to fire. Backets, ash-boards Behint, behind Backlins comin', com

Beld, bald ing back, returning Bellum, warfare Bad, did bid

Belyve, bye and by Bade, endured, did stay Ben, into the spence or Baggie, the belly

parlour Baillie, a corporation Benlomond, noted magistrate

mountain in DumBainie, having large

bartonshire bones, stout

Bethankit, grace after Bairn, a child

meat

a

Beuk, a book

Blellum, idle talking Bicker, a kind of wood. fellow

en dish, a short race Blether, to talk idly; Bide, endure, suffer

nonsense; a bladder Bie, or bield, shelter Bleth'rin, talking idly Bien, wealthy, plentiful Blink, a little while, a Big, to build

smiling look; to look Biggin, building; a house kindly, to shine by fits Biggit, built

Blinker, a term of conBike, a wild bee's nest in tempt the ground

Blinkin, smirking Bill, a bull

Blue-gown, one of those Billie, a brother, a young

a

beggars who get arifellow

nually, on the king's Bing, a heap of grain, birth-day, a blue cloak potatoes, &c.

or gown, with a badge Birdie, dimin. of bird Bluid, blude, blood Birk, birch

Bluntie, snivelling Birken-shaw, birchen. Blype, a shred, a large

wood-shaw, a small piece
wood

Bock, to vomit, to gush Birkie, a fellow

intermittently Birring, the noise of Bocked, gushed, vomited

partridges, &c. when Bodle, a small coin they spring

Bogles, spirits, hobgobBit, crisis, nick of time lins Bizz, a bustle, to buzz Bonnie, or bonny, handBizzy, busy

some, beautiful Blastie,

shrivelled Bonnock, a kind of thick dwarf, a terın of con- cake of bread, a small tempt

jannack or loaf made Blastit, blasted

of oatmeal Blate, bashful, sheepish Boord, a board Blather, a bladder Boorick, a rough booth Blaud, a flat piece of Boortree, the shrub el.

any thing; to slap der; planted much of Blaw, to blow, to boast old' in hedges of barnBleert and blin, bleared

yards, &c. and blind

Boost, behoved, must Bleerit, bleared,

needs with rheum

Bore, a hole in a wall Bleezing, blazing Botch, an angry tumour

a

sore

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