Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FUTLEY, n. Also futtlie. ne.Sc. form of Eng. whitlow. See P.L.D. §§ 59, 134. Gen. in comb. futley-bealin, id. See Beal, v., n.1 Abd. 1887  Bon-Accord (1 Jan.) 9:
It's growin' rale sair noo, an' I widna be nane astonished though it wid turn intil a futley-beelin'.
Bch. 1929  J. Milne Dreams o' Bch. 38:
An' bigger sairs — ye'd scarce believe — she had the knack o' healin'; Man! muckle Sandy clean forgot he had a futtlie beilin'.

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