Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CUTWIDDIE, Cudwuddie, n. “The piece of wood by which a harrow is fastened to the yoke” (Fif. 1808 Jam.); in pl.: “the links which join the swingletrees to the threiptree in a plough” (Clydes.1825 Jam.2). Found in form cutwithie in n.Yks. dial. (E.D.D.). Fif. 1823  W. Tennant Card. Beaton 114:
Here hae we travelt up to this town, what wi, . . . couters, and barrowtrams, an' cudwuddies, nae little forjeskit.

[Cut, n.1, 8, + Widdie, Wuddie, withy, q.v. O.Sc. has cutwuddie, 1569 (D.O.S.T.).]

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