Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CHAPPING STICK, CHAPPIN' —, n.comb. “Any instrument which one uses for striking with” (Sc. 1808 Jam.). Known to Ork.1 (also chappin-tree), Bnff.2, Abd.9, Ags.2, Fif.10, Lnk.3 1939.
Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 104:
Fools should not have chapping Sticks. — Spoken when we take a Stick from a Child, or when others are doing Harm with what they have taken up. Mearns c.1879 Mearns Proverbs in Montrose Standard (1 March 1929):
Fules shudna hae chappin' sticks nor wivers guns.
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