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BED(D), BEDE, v.3, pa.t. of bide. Dwelt, waited. [bed, bɛd, Sc.: bid Ork., ne.Sc.] Sh.(D) 1931  J. J. H. Burgess in Sh. Almanac Companion 187:
Dey bed awa at da eft end o' da procession.
Ork. 1909  A. L. Work in Old-Lore Misc., Ork. Sh., etc. II. i. 29:
Adam Spence — he wis ey caad Aidam — bede in a peerie hoose ih the Hillside.
ne.Sc. 1930  A. Macgregor in Scots Mag. (Jan.) 274:
Aye his thochts wis turnin' Tae that fremt toon faur bede the lass that noo his ta'en ma place.
Abd.(D) 1905  W. Watson Glimpses o' Auld Lang Syne 173:
Auld Maggie Mortimer bede her leen.
Ags. 1853  W. Blair Chron. of Aberbrothock xix:
Fa I bedd wi' i' yon days.

[O.E. bād, pa.t. of bīdan, stay.]

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