Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BINDER, n. [′bɪndər]

1. Cold, dry wind which makes the earth dry and hard or “binds” it. Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928);
4 :
A dry b[inder]; a cauld b[inder].

2. (See quot.)   Ib.:
A b[inder] o' frost, black-frost, prop. frost which merely “binds” the surface of the soil.

[See Bind, v., 2 (1). Cf. Bieenter.]

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"Binder n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Oct 2018 <>



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