Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLITTER, n.1 The snipe, Capella gallinago. Ayr. 1788  Burns My Hoggie (Cent. ed.) ii.:
But the howlet cry'd frae the castle wa', The blitter frae the boggie.

[Variant of Bleater, q.v.]

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