Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HUIRD, n., v. Also ho(o)rd (Sc. 1728 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) II. 38; Ayr. 1786 Burns Halloween vii.; Abd. a.1880 W. Robbie Yonderton 56; Cai., Abd., Per. 1957). Sc. forms and usages of Eng. hoard. [m. and s.Sc. hø: rd, he:rd; ne.Sc. hu:rd. See P.L.D. §§ 35.4, 142.2.]

[O.Sc. hurd, n., from a.1400, v., c.1420; Mid.Eng. hurd, hoord. Hoord obs. in Eng. since end of 17th c.]

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