Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
‡FEEDLE, n. Also †feidle, †fiedle. Met. forms of Eng. field, in ne.Sc. only, obsol. Sometimes restricted to mean a small grass enclosure for unweaned calves.
Abd. 1826 D. Anderson Poems 1:
'Twas in that season o' the aged year, When wither'd are the hills, an' feedles bare. Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xliii.:
The advice o' them that k-no's the contents o' every feedle upo' the estate, ta'en aff wi' 's nown chyne. Abd. 1933 C. Murray Aye a Something i.:
The snod dykit feedle lies fair to the sun. Bnff. 1939 J. M. Caie 'Twixt Hills 46:
He nourished ilka fiedle o't wi' pride.
Hence a-fiedlert, fieldward(s), in the open fields.
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 25:
How anter'd ye a fiedlert sae your lane?
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