Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COWLD, COWL, adj. and n. [kʌul(d), kɔul(d)]

1. adj. Cold (Cai.7, Arg.1 1940, cowld; Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn., cowl). Sh.(D) 1918  T. Manson Humours Peat Comm. I. 53:
My head is gettin cowld, an as I'm subject ta brooncaidies I widna winder bit what I'll be laid up.

2. n. (1) Cold (referring to the weather) (Sh.4 1934). Cai. 1942 7 :
Chonnie 's oot 'ere in 'e cowld.

(2) Cold (referring to the ailment). Known to Cai.7 1940. Sh.(D) 1916  J. J. H. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr, Navember 27:
Da haert hed da cowld; bit love made her a brocghen [Brochan, n.1].

[See P.L.D. § 164.8.]

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