Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CAUR, CARR, Ca'r, Caar, Cahr, Caure, Kawr, n.pl. Calves (w.Sc. 1808 Jam., caure); known to Abd. and Ags. correspondents 1938. For sing. forms, see Ca, n.4 and v.3 [kɑ:r Sc., but m.Sc. + k:r]
Mry.(D) 1824 J. Cock Hamespun Lays 120:
Nae sporting ca'r upo' the lee, Nae rising stock that's comin' tee. Bnff. 1787 W. Taylor Sc. Poems 71:
Whan left alane, she cleant the house, Pat on a bra' fire i' the chimly, Than milkt the Kye an' fed the Kawr. Bnff. 1930 2 :
Drive oot the caar into their parkie. Abd. 1917 C. Murray Sough o' War (1918) 21:
The wifie was thrang wi' the coggin' o' caur, An' makin' new cheese an' the yirnin' o't. Bch.(D) 1934 P. Giles in Abd. Univ. Review (March) 128:
She's awa ta milk the cahr wi' a muckle pail. Ags. 1934 1 :
It's time to tak' in the carr.
Comb.: caur-cake, “a pancake made with ‘beastie milk,' i.e. the milk of a newly calved cow” (Ayr.4 1928).[O.Sc. cair, 1577, car(e), kair(es), n.pl., calves (D.O.S.T.); reduced from calver, late O.E. calfur (O.E. calfru, cealfru), pl. of calf.]
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