Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CRUDLE, CRUDDLE, Cruddel, v., n.
1. v. To make (milk) into curd, to curdle, coagulate (Sc. 1825 Jam.2, cruddle; Bnff.2 1927; Lnk.11 (for Rxb.), Kcb.1, Kcb.10 1941). Also common in Eng. dial. (E.D.D.).
Sc. 1724–27 Ramsay T. T. Misc. (1733) 200:
For I maun hae a wife that will rise in the morning, Crudle a' the milk, and keep the house a scaulding. Abd. 1928 J. Baxter A' Ae 'Oo' 15:
An' ream's a' cruddelt, set for fuppin'. Ayr. 1822 Galt Steam-Boat 144:
It would crudle the royal blood in your Majesty's sacred veins, were I to relate what is told and believed concerning the deeds done by the popish friars in that ruinous monastery.
2. n. = Frog spawn, in comb. puddocks' cruddles (Ags. c.1890 (per Fif.14)). Cf. cruds, id., s.v. Crud, n., 4, above.[Frequentative of Crud, q.v.]
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Crudle v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Oct 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/crudle>
Try an Advanced Search