Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BOW, n.3, v.1 [bʌu]
1. n. (1) “The globule which contains the seed of flax“ (Sc. 1808 Jam.). Eng. boll.
Abd. 1925 Greig and Keith Last Leaves 26:
Ilka hair upon her heid Was like a heather cowe, An' ilka loose below that Was like a lintseed bow. Ags. 1825 J. Ross Sermon, etc. 26:
First, you were linshit in the bow.
2. v. Of flax: to seed.
Ags. 1825 J. Ross Sermon, etc. 26:
Neist, you were laid aneath the ground, But, buddin', raise baith safe an' sound, Till being bell'd and bow'd an' a' They pu'd you frae the rig awa.
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