Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ADOW, v. = Doing, a-doing. See Adae, I (3). Rxb. 1923  Watson W.-B. 39:
What's adow? There's naething adow.

[Prob. both this v. and preceding n. are attempts to render in dial. form the St.Eng. ado; oo [u:] in final position becomes ow [ʌu] in this dial. See P.L.D. § 101]

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