Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†CUMSLEESH, n. A dressing-down, a severe reproof.
Lnk. 1838 J. Morrison (ed.) M'Ilwham Papers Letter I. 11:
He's a beddy body, wi' a terrible gift o' the gab, an I want to gie him a cumsleesh that'll gar him wunner what ails him.
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