Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BITLEK, BÄITLEK, BITLACK, n.

1. “Broken tooth” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).

2. (See quots.) Sh. 1866  Edm. Gl.:
Bitlacks, the teeth.
Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Bitlek and bäitlek . . . small tooth, esp. of children's growing teeth; “lat me see if du's gotten ony bäitleks!” (talking to a little child) let me see if you have got any teeth!

[Dim. deriv. of Bit(t)el (Jak.).]

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