Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
GAMSE, v., n. [gɑms]
I. v. “Of a dog — to make a snap at one in play, to bite playfully — without sticking in its teeth hard” (Ork. 1929 Marw.; Sh., Ork. 1953).
II. n. A playful snap (Sh., Ork. 1953).
Ork. 1929 Marw.:
He made a gamse at me, and then began to wag his tail.
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