Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
FLUDE, n., v. Also fluid; †fleed (mn., nn.Sc.). Sc. forms of Eng. flood. See P.L.D. §§ 35.1, 86, 93.1, 96.1, 100, 128, 146. [I., m., s.Sc. flød, flɪd, mn., nn.Sc. fli:d]
w.Lth. 1724 W. Hamilton Poems (1760) 68:
What yonder floats on the rueful, rueful flude? Sc. 1783 Lass of Roch Royal in
Child Ballads No. 76 D xi.:
You're but a witch, or wile warlock, Or mermaid o the flude. ne.Sc. 1828 P. Buchan Ballads I. 6:
Lang, lang will the ladyes look Into their morning weed, Before they see young Patrick Spens Come sailing ower the fleed. Bch. 1897 Trans. Bch. Field Club IV. 81:
“Fleed mark of the sea,” the turning point of the sea. Hdg. 1903 J. Lumsden Toorle 39:
Siccan a crap as he has this year hasna been seen on Laighlea, I could bet, sin' Noah's flude itsel! Cai. 1909 D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 6:
'E fleed'll be doon on's ae noo. Lnk. 1919 G. Rae Clyde and Tweed 98:
Sangs flude my hairt, the whaups alane gang weepin', 'Mong muirs o' peat.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Flude n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Feb 2019 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/flude>
Try an Advanced Search