Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CAPFU', Capfou', Cappyfu', n. The fourth part of a peck, measured by a standard-sized bowl: “a capfu' o' meal, salt” (Clydes., s.Sc. 1825 Jam.2, s.v. cap). Known to Bnff.2, Abd.9, Fif.10 1938. [′kɑpfu: Sc., but s.Sc. + ′kɑpfʌu]
Abd. [1835–1837] in Laird of Logan (1868) 462:
I jeest left Donald, puir thing, ower at the inn to eat his bit cappyfu' o' oats. Rxb. 1805 A. Scott Poems 163:
And grant us stomachs to devour Pints, pecks, and capfu's every hour.
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