Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ALOW,2 ALOWE, adv. On fire; ablaze; also fig. [ə′lʌu, and see P.L.D. § 106]
Sc. 1818 Scott H. Midlothian xlv.:
To speak to him about that . . . wad be to set the kiln alow. Sc. 1825 Jam.2:
To gang a-low, to take fire, or to be set on fire. Sc. 1924 “Domsie” in Edb. Ev. News (24 Dec.) 4/7:
The ingle fire alowe I'll leave Tae bleeze awa intae the mornin'. Edb. 1844 J. Ballantine Gaberlunzie's Wallet iii.:
O cauld maun the heart be that's no set a-lowe, When honour's green wreath circles eild's snawy pow. Lnk. 1923 G. Rae 'Mang Lowland Hills 26:
The kirk was cheerie wi' the sichts, It set the wee man's hairt alow. Slk. a.1835 Hogg Tales (1837) II. 170:
He set them baith back the gate they cam, as their heads had been a-lowe. Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn. 2:
Alowe, lit; kindled; on fire.
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