Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BORT, Boart, v. and n. [bɔrt, boərd, bɔrd (Marw.)]
1. v. Of a bed of rock or of a stone: to split, separate into layers or strata. See also Boord.
Ork. 1911 J. Spence in Old-Lore Misc., Ork., Sh., etc. IV. iv. 184:
I had heard stonebreakers saying that the stones they wrought in were bad to “boart.” Ork. 1929 Marw.:
This steens 'll no bort ava.
2. n. (See quot.)
“There's no b[ort] in it” — i.e. it has not any seam or split, is not stratified.
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