Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FAT, adj.1 Sc. usages in combs.: 1. a fat stick, a resinous stick used for kindling (Mry. 1951). Only in sing. Sometimes also a fattie stick; ‡2. fat brose, brose made with hot stock or fat instead of boiling water. Served especially on Christmas morning. See Yule; 3. fatgude, a tax in fats levied in Ork. and Sh. Now only hist. 1. Mry. 1951  :
I'm gyan tae the wud for a fat stick tae licht the fire.
2. Sc. 1768  J. Ramsay Scot. and Scotsmen (1888) II. 131:
To-morrow is Fasten's Even. I have been always accustomed to eat fat brose on that day.
Ags. 1819  R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes (1870) 163:
From the cotter to the laird, every one had fat brose on Yule-day morning.
e.Lth. 1851  Scotsman (11 June):
Fat brose was a standard dish at dinner and was the usual breakfast on Sunday.
3. Sh. 1859  D. Balfour Oppressions Ork. and Zet. (Abbotsford Club) 126:
Fatgude, a term used in Zetland for the butter or oil paid to the Donatary.

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