Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ENEW, adj. Also eneu'; enoo; enow (which is now arch. and poet. in Eng.). Now only found in ne.Sc. See also Anew. [ən′ju]
1. Sufficient in number or quantity.
Sc. 1728 Ramsay Poems II. 161:
That throw lang Life she may be young, And bring forth Cautioners enow. Ayr. 1786 Burns Ep. to J. Lapraik xv.:
Now, Sir, if ye hae friends enow, Tho' real friends I b'lieve are few. Sc. 1816 Scott O. Mortality vi.:
There's puir distressed whigs enow about the country will be glad to do that for a bite and a soup. s.Sc. 1847 H. S. Riddell Poems 309:
Dear bairn be wise, the mother said, And though ye've lads enew O, Before I balked the proffer made, I wad ken better how O. Bnff. 1881 W. M. Philip K. MacIntosh's Scholars xii.:
The gods play into the hands of those who are weaving their own destiny, and give them thread enew. Sc. 1918 Weekly Scotsman (7 Sept.) 2/3:
Only a rag o' a tartan cloot, But epitaph eneu'. Abd. 1928 Abd. Book-Lover VI. 13:
An' there's orders enew for the pans an' the pails.
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 51:
O' these indeed she cud hae ta'en enew. Sc. 1818 Scott Rob Roy xxv.:
Ye hae just enow o' ae man, wad ye bring twa on your head? Abd. 1826 D. Anderson Poems 30:
Had I enew o' stills to mak', Your siller ye shou'd shortly brook. Knr. 1891 “H. Haliburton” Ochil Idylls 18:
Blink on the banks where I was born, And that's eneu' for me. Fif. 1897 W. Beatty Secretar i.:
The queen had scarce enow left to buy her a pair of new shoon. Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 343:
Ee've enew o' pootches if ee'd eneuch te fill thum.
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