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.
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