Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ADOW, n. Fuss, bother. See Adae, 2 (1). Dmf. 1810  R. H. Cromek (ed.) Rem. Nithsd. and Gall. Song (1880) 222–223:
When the gray Howlet has three times hoo'd . . . Up horsies a', but mair adowe, Ryde, ryde, for Locher-brigg knowe!
Rxb. 1923  Watson W.-B. 39:
A great adow aboot naething.

[See foll. word.]

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