Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLEETER, n.11. A full glass of liquor, a bumper (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 205); 2. A flat, paddle-shaped wooden instrument for skimming a pot, a skimmer (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.; Sh. 1951). 2. Sh. 1836  Gentleman's Mag. II. 592:
Da fleeter itt Saxie skoom'd his kettle wi.
Sh. 1916  J. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr (Iktober 13):
Gödnatur is da fleetir 'at skooms da pot o life.

[From Fleet, v., n.1 For 2., see etym. note s.v.]

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