Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ARSET, ARSET-BACK, adv. “Backwards” (S.D.D.). Gall. 1887  Jam.6:
Backwards, stern foremost; same with arslin, arselins.

[For arse-ward. Now obs. in St.Eng. Cf. Eng. dial. arserd, assard, assud. See E.D.D. arseward and Sc. Ersit = perverse.]

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