DSL - SND1 BOURIE, Bowry, n. [bu:ri, buri]
1. A rabbit's burrow; an animal's lair; sometimes extended to the resting-place of a person (see quot. 3).
*Sc. 1808 Jam.:
Bourie, a hole made in the earth by rabbits, or other animals that hide themselves there.
*Sc. 1912 A.O.W.B. Fables frae the French 93:
A mappy frae his bourie boundit oot, Syne skipt ahint a buss.
*Hdg. 1885 ``S. Mucklebackit'' Rural Rhymes, etc. 11:
A rumblin' like a yirthquake sheuk My simmer morning bourie!
2. A house made of sand. Cf.
[BOORACH], n., 4 (2).
Let us hae a bowry .
[May be a reduced form of burrow, or a dim. of
[BOUR], n., 1, with extended application.]