Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BLOUT, Blowt, n. and v. Cf. Bloit. [′blʌut]
(1) A sudden eruption of liquid substance, accompanied by noise.
Ayr. 1928 4 :
The barrel burst and the water cam oot wi' a blout.
(2) A sudden burst: (a) of wind, rain, hail, etc.
Sc. 1808 Jam.:
A blout of foul weather. Bch. 1804 W. Tarras Poems 63:
An' vernal win's, wi' bitter blout, Out o'er our chimlas blaw. Ags. 1786 ? C. Keith Har'st Rig (1794) 27:
For 'tis a blout will soon be laid, And we may hap us in our plaid, Till it blaws o'er.
(b) especially applied to flatulency.
Fif. 1875 “Poute” The Book of Nettercaps 29:
There's nae saat sae Saat Saat as mine. It dispels Wundy blowts. I sell it in pecks.
(3) “The noise made by porridge, broth, etc., when boiling over a strong fire; the portions ejected from a pot or cauldron of fiercely boiling water, etc.” (w.Sc. 1887 Jam.6, s.v. blouts; Ayr.8 1935).
(4) The foul water thrown from a washing tub. Gen. in pl. Cf. Blot, n.
w.Sc. 1887 Jam.6:
“Keep your blouts for your ain kail yard,” is still said to a person who is making a present of some useless or used-up article. The expression refers to the thrifty practice of using the blouts, or dirty soap suds, as guidin or manure for the kail-yard.
(5) “A patch of cow dung” (Ork. 1929 Marw.). Also used fig.:
“A b[lout] o' a fellow,” a soft-looking lump of a fellow.
(6) A clot (of blood).
Sc. 1827 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) I. 338:
Wringin her hauns, as if washin them in the cleansin dews frae the blouts o' blood.
2. v. Applied to liquids: to belch, to rush out with force.
w.Sc. 1887 Jam.6, s.v. blowt:
The bung bowtit out, and the yill blowtit after't.
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