Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BOORD, Burd, n. and v. [bu:rd]
1. n. The grain of a stone; the natural plane of cleavage. Cf. Awte, n., 2, and Bort, v. and n.
Mry. 1935 4 :
Quarryman, proceeding to break up stone: “I think ye wud hae the least brock if ye war to tak' her be the boord.”
2. v. “To split a stratified stone” (Cai.7 1935).
Sc. 1808 Jam.:
Stones are said to be burdit, when they split into lamina, perhaps from burd, a board; q[uasi] like wood divided into thin planks.
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