Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BOUK, BOOK, Buik, Bowk, Buk, Buke, v.2 [buk Sc., but Abd. + bjuk]
1. To bulk, lit. and fig.; to increase in size, to swell out.
Sc. 1701–1731 R. Wodrow Analecta (Maitland Club 1842) I. 62:
It buikit nothing in his eye at all. Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
Hit buks up. Bnff.(D) 1933 M. Symon Deveron Days 36:
But ane an' a', they bouket sma' Aside the aucht-day clock. em.Sc. 1895 (a) “I. Maclaren” Days of Auld Langsyne i.:
Yon's no a bad show o' aits . . . a'm thinkin they'll buke weel.
Hence, (1) bouking, vbl.n., “segments of wood or other material used for increasing the diameter of a drum” (Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Sc. Mining Terms 12); (2) bookin, boukit, bookit, booked, booket, bowked, ppl.adj. (often used in comb. with little, mair, muckle, sma', wee), (a) bulky, swollen; (b) pregnant.
(2) (a) Sc. 1858 (2nd ed.) E. B. Ramsay Reminisc. (1862) I. v. 213:
Are yer aits muckle bookit th' year? Sc. 1912 A.O.W.B. Fables frae the French 68:
“Ye're nae mair boukit than ye were at first” — The Paddock blew ance mair, an' than she — burst! Abd. c.1746 W. Forbes The Dominie Deposed in John Cheap, The Chapman's Library (1877) 13:
The carlings Maggy had sae cleuked, Before young Jack was rightly hooked, They made her twice as little booked. Fif. 1897 “S. Tytler” Lady Jean's Son v.:
I said he was shilpet in the face, and sma' booket in the body. w.Dmf. 1908 J. L. Waugh Robbie Doo (1914) xii.:
Ye're ower wee bookit to fill that big chair. (b) Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 73:
Bowked Brides should have bor'd Maidens. Sc. 1808 Jam.:
Boukit and muckle-boukit are used in a peculiar sense; as denoting the appearance which a pregnant woman makes, after her shape begins to alter. Bnff. c.1927 9 ;
Bookin: spoken of a pregnant woman.
2. To store (of grain); to pack (of goods).
Per. c.1800 Lady Nairne Songs, Twa Doos (ed. Rogers 1905) 231:
I see some pickles o' gude strae, An' wheat some fule has thrown away; For a rainy day they should be boukit. Edb. 1878 D. Cuthbertson Rosslyn Lyrics 58:
I'm wee, but folk tell me the best o' a' gear In sma's is weel boukit.
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