Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 1976 supplement
COUNTRA, n. 1. Add: Phr. like his country, in accordance with or suitable to one's own background, upbringing, etc.
m.Lth. 1857 Misty Morning 64, 105:
He'll no be like his country a'thegither, if he sells his hen in a rainy day. . . . Tho' the lassie's maybe weel eneugh, some folk think he micht hae gotten something liker his country.
3. Combs. (6) Add quot.:
Rxb. 1884 W. Brockie Yetholm Gypsies 13:
He exercised, moreover, the functions of restorer of stolen property, or “countrykeeper,”as it was called.
Add: country meal, meal locally produced, not imported from other parts of Scotland.
Lnk. 1769 R. Frame Interest Lnk. 48:
The last sort is called country meal, which is produced from the lands about Glasgow.
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