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BLOST, v. and n. [blɔst, blost]

1. v.

(1) “To blow up” (Cai. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.); (2) “To pant, breathe hard” (Ib.); (3) “To boast” (Ib.; Cai.7 1934). (3) Cai.(D) 1922  J. Horne Poems, etc. 52:
'E boyags an' 'e lassags Rush trokin' ower'e seas, Then blost o' foreign farlies ('E maist o'd maun be lees!)

2. n.

(1) “An explosion” (Cai.7 1935). Cai. 1911  John o' Groat Jnl. (24 Feb.):
Blost, a heated rebuke, a scolding, an explosion.

(2) “A whiff of a pipe” (Cai. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.).

(3) “A brag, a boast” (Cai.7 1935). Cai.(D) 1922  J. Horne Poems, etc. 11:
Bit, sailin' east or roamin' west — I mak' no idle blost — I'm aye a lichtsome boyag at 'e wallie 'side 'e school.

[See Bloust, Bloster, Blouster.]

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