Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ANDOO, AANDOO, ANDU, ANDO, ANNO, ANOO, v. Row a boat slowly; also fig. [′andu Sh.; ′ando Ork.; ′ano, ′anu Cai.]
Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.:
Andoo, to keep boat in position by rowing gently against wind or tide. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Andu, vb., is also used metaphorically of slow walking . . . to geng anduin. Sh.(D) 1916 Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr Dezember 29:
Whin patience aandooes at da bouw, da haal is for aftest heavy. Sh.(D) 1926–1928 J. G. in Sh. Times, Lowrie buys a Ford:
Whin twartree sheep took it id dir heads ta andoo across da rod. Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 52:
The boats geed tae Keuth's-gr'und, whar dey baith andoed for codlin's. Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 64:
Anno. — To row a boat against the wind to keep it from drifting while rod or hand-line fishing is going on. The man who annos the boat, who “hads on” while the others fish, is the annosman. Cai.(D) 1909 D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 7:
So 'ey anoo'd in.
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