Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
PAIDLE, n.2, v.2 Also paddle, -et and erron. form poodle. [′ped(ə)l]
I. n. A spud or long-handled tool for weeding or scraping or clearing the sock or coulter of a plough in the furrow (Sc. 1734 J. Spotiswood Hope's Practicks 542; Abd. 1736 Abd. Estate (S.C.) 15); a hoe (Rxb. 1825 Jam., 1923 Watson W.-B.; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein, paddle; e.Lth., w. and s.Sc., Uls. 1965); a shovel-shaped fire-iron used for breaking clinkers in a locomotive (Dmf. 1964). Also attrib. as in paidle shaft, the handle of a paidle.
Rnf. 1717 W. Hector Judicial Rec. (1876) I. 214:
Robert Campbell accused of also beating and abusing Patrick Spier in Chapelton with the poodle of ane plough. Sc. 1730 D. Hume Punishment of Crimes (1797) I. 311:
(The assailants) “beat down one of the soldiers to the ground with a plough-paddle.” Sc. 1743 R. Maxwell Select Trans. 21:
There must be one to go along with the Plough, with a Paddle, Plough-staff, Shovel or Fork, to clean it. Bwk. 1756 G. Ridpath Diary (S.H.S.) 68:
Wrought in the garden some time in the evening with the paddle. e.Lth. 1808 Foord Acct. Bk. MS. 37:
To 4 paidle shafts at 6d. Lth. 1819 J. Thomson Poems 109:
A coal rake an' a paidle. Slk. 1894 J. Bathgate Aunt Janet's Legacy 65:
Ye'll get a graip and a paidle at the hayneuk, and gang and clean up the byre.
II. v. tr. and intr. To use or work with a hoe, to clean or clear by means of a hoe (Rxb. 1825 Jam.; e.Lth. 1899 Country Schoolmaster (Wallace) 351; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; e.Lth. 1965).
Sc. c.1700 Overture for Cleaning Streets (Pamphlet):
He will cause the whole Streets, Closes, Courts and Turnpyks within Edinburgh to be paddeled and sweept clean every morning. Abd. 1749 Abd. Council Enactment Bk. (1 Nov.):
They . . . shall carefully raik and paddle up all manner of dung ashes nastiness and small stones that shall be found lying thereon. e.Lth. 1787 Farmer's Mag. (March 1810) 54:
Now-a-days there's sic ado For men to paddle, delve and plough. Ags. 1830 A. Balfour Weeds 127:
That weirdless body John Wright, wha paidlet for nearly an owk in't [a garden], an' a poor job he's made o't! Slk. 1895 J. Bathgate Aunt Janet's Legacy 54:
What wi' the wunnin' o' the peats, an' lookin' after the cow's hay, an' the paidlin' o' the tatties an' cabbage.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Paidle n.2, v.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Mar 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/paidle_n2_v2>
Try an Advanced Search