Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COLLIEBUCTION, CULLIEBUCTION, n. “A noisy squabble without mischief” (Mry., Fif., Per., Knr. 1825 Jam.2, colliebuction, cullie-); a disturbance. Known to Fif.10 (1937). Cf. Curriebuction. Fif. 1864  W. D. Latto Tammas Bodkin vi.:
Terrified oot o' his wits at the colliebuction that had arisen inside his stye . . . the puir brute beast had socht safety in flicht.

[Cf. Collieshangie. The second element might have been suggested by slang Eng. ruction, disturbance, row.]

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