Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BALTI, n. A struggle; exertion. Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
To ha'e a b[alti].
Sh. 1914 [Given also by Angus Gl. and
4 .].

[Cf. O.N. baldrast, refl. v., to crowd together in a confused throng (Zoëga).]

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