Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†GNIDGE, v., n. Cf. Knidge. [gnɪdʒ]
I. v. To rub, press, squeeze, bruise.
Abd. 1748 R. Forbes Ajax 8:
In hell . . . Where a fun-stane does Sisyphus Down to the yerd sair gnidge. Abd. 1768 A. Ross Poems (S.T.S.) 144:
An' then frae our fingers to gnidge aff the hide, With the wearisome wark o' the rubbing o't. Abd. 1794 Sc. N. & Q. (Ser. 2) VI. 183:
Till a' their banes baith gnidg't and sair is. n.Sc. 1808 Jam.:
One is said to gnidge another, when he presses him down with his knees. Abd. 1824 G. Smith Douglas 95:
Now, pipers, stand back to the hillock, . . . And gnidge the auld bag wi' your elbock.
II. n. A squeeze; a nudge (Bnff. 1880 Jam.). Also fig. = a bruise, hurt.
Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 67:
He ga 'im a gnidge i' the breest it took awa's braith. Bnff. 1869 W. Knight Auld Yule 71:
Think ye that sorrow's a' your ain, Because ye're fit to speak your pain, And tell the wee'st gnidge ye get To a'thing roun' about ye set?
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