Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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AFF-SHEARING, n. (See quot.) Ork. 1920  J. Firth Remin. Ork. Parish 115:
When cutting was finished the heuk hands got a specially thick spread of butter on their bread; this was called the “heuk butter” or “aff-shearing.”

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