Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CUITTLE, COOTLE, v.3 “To put to rights” (Gall. 1898 E.D.D., cootle); “to improve the draw of (a tobacco-pipe); to brighten or polish up (an article)” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.); to stimulate, invigorate. Gen. used with up.
Rxb. c.1920 J. Allen W.-L.:
Can ye cuittle this watch up for me? Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
He was gey hard up [in poor health], but got cuittl't up again. Cuittle up the fire.
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