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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.

[O.N. andøfa, Norw. andøva, with same meaning.]

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