Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CUITTLE, Kuittel, v.2 and adj.

1. v.

(1) To tickle (Lnk.11, Kcb.1 1941). Sc. a.1790  A. Macdonald in
Scott Waverley (1814) xi.:
And mony a weary cast I made, To cuittle the moor-fowl's tail.

(2) tr. and intr. To kindle (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., cuittle). Rxb.(D) 1925  E. C. Smith Mang Howes an Knowes 18:
A hantle heh the twaesome seen sin the beacons war kuittelt on ther heathery pows.

2. adj. Difficult, “ticklish” (Lnk.11, Kcb.1 1941). n.Sc. 1891  A. Gordon Folks o' Carglen 140:
It'll be a cuittle question that for the lyer chiels.

[Variant of Kittle, v.1, q.v. For the form, see note to Cuittle, v.3]

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