Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COUNTRY-SIDE, n. comb. A rural district or tract of country. Orig. Sc. but now a favourite word with descriptive writers (N.E.D.). Gen.Sc. See also kintry-side s.v. Kintra. Ags. 1924  A. Gray Any Man's Life 47:
Gin I were a gangrel body, Trailin' a' the country-side.

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