Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COOLRIFF, Coolrife, adj. Cf. Cauldrife. [′kulrɪf, -rəɪf]

1. Cool. Abd. 1768  A. Ross Helenore 21:
Her head [hand (1868 ed.)] she had upon her haffet laid, An' fain, fain, was she, of the coolriff shade.

2. Fig.: indifferent (Sc. 1808 Jam., coolrife).

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