DSL - SNDS2 WALLIE, adj., adv., int., n. Add variant waalie
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*Dundee 1991 Ellie McDonald The Gangan Fuit 43:
Richt on time. An here's a braw wally place for practisin. This loan'll be our brods. Thir haw busses our chyngin chaumer, an we'll dae it the wey we'll dae it fornenst the Duke.
I. 3. (1) Add quot.:
*m.Sc. 1998 Lillias Forbes Turning a Fresh Eye 18:
The peelie mune blintin ower cauld stane,
Ower wally een o beast or hoodie craw
Or halie kists o' kings ---
Tak tent --- ye'll catch them keekin at ye --- back!
I. 3. (2) Add quots.:
*wm.Sc. 1980 Anna Blair The Rowan on the Ridge 188:
Jenny worked a tea-cloth and a marriage sampler and Matthew brought a pair of "wally dugs."
*wm.Sc. 1983 Christine Marion Fraser Children of Rhanna (1989) 214:
`I couldny forget the day you were born,' she unfailingly told him. `Just like a wee squealing piglet you were, wi' ears on you like those on the wally joog in my bedroom.'
*Rnf. 1993 History on your Doorstep, The Reminiscences of the Ferguslie Elderly Forum 26:
We had pictures on the walls but didn't have many ornaments, mainly wally dugs. You had big brass tureens or jam pans hanging up for decoration, You could get wally dugs at the Barras in Glasgow.
*Gsw. 1993 Margaret Sinclair Soor Plooms and Candy Balls 20:
Granny's wally dug takes pride o' place upon the brace.
Who's been touchin' this, there's a crack right doon it's face.
*Lnk. 1998 Duncan Glen Selected New Poems 38:
There atween the trees,
atween the tears, atween fowre russet leaves
and a wally dug
three herrins on a plate near to a
bowl this gloamin time in autumn.
*Sc. 2001 Press and Journal 3 Mar 4:
Wally dogs and jewellery are among the many collectibles up for grabs at a roup held at St Fergus public hall next week.
I. 3. (3) Combs. Add quots.:
*Sc. 1983 John McDonald in Joy Hendry Chapman 37 44:
in a waalie close,
wi mirle, sclaffert, bleibs,
and a kirkyaird hoast.
*wm.Sc. 1991 Liz Lochhead Bagpipe Muzak 24:
It's all go the sandblaster, it's all go Tutti Frutti,
All we want is a wally close with Rennie Mackintosh
*Sc. 1992 Scotsman 25 Jun 8:
Like the Horsehoe Bar at 17 Drury St, a glorious anachronism of wally close tiling, nicotine-tinted everything and the world's deepest shine on genuinely the world's longest bar.
*Gsw. 1993 Herald 5 Jul 10:
Overheard up a wally close, some time in 2093, when we are free.
"Michty me, Arny, ye sully wee messan! Nae wunner ah'm wabbit an' c'n hardly wa'chle! ..."
*Gsw. 2003 Scotsman 18 Oct 29:
This was, after all, Partick. Red-sandstone, wally-close Partick, just teased by the gentility of Kelvinside, but otherwise the homeland of heel-pad sausage, chip wrappers and some very vigorous drinking.
*Gsw. 2004 Herald 1 May 21:
Having achieved his ambition and then some, his wealth now allows him to enjoy a luxury undreamed of on the stair of the "wally close" tenement of his youth.
IV. 4. in pl. false teeth Add quots.:
*Gsw. 1980 Christine Marion Fraser Blue Above the Chimneys (1985) 80:
`Miss Trotter,' said one nurse firmly, `have you got Miss Jolly's teeth?'
'Naw, I have nut,' came the indignant answer. `Who would want tae handle her damt wallies! They giev me the wullies jist thinkin' aboot them!'
*Gsw. 1992 Jeff Torrington Swing Hammer Swing! (1993) 264:
... Da Clays's last pair of shoes, Granda Gibson's spare set of wallies, his yellow long johns, complete with escape hatch, the wee white tin that'd contained my first set of loveskins, ...
*Sc. 1994 Daily Record 22 Dec 18:
But Uncle already has his wallies in a holy[sic]-patterned doylie and is gumming a chipolata to death.
Och, faither, yiv forgotten yer wallies!
Ma grandfaither's wallies were made o cheenie --- he'd had them made afore the first war an he just yaised them as ornaments --- he took them oot tae eat.
IV. 4. comb. Add quots.:
*Gsw. 1972 Molly Weir Best Foot Forward (1974) 67:
Then we flew about the earthy back courts, digging out old pieces of broken dishes, of which there seemed to be an endless supply, to form `wally money'. The pieces with a tiny chip of gold still visible were `sovereigns' and the others were graded in value according to size, from pennies to half-crowns.
We used wally money when we played at shops.