Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 1976 supplement
BA, n.1 2. (1). Add to defin.: and also at various places in Ork. (Ork. 1967 J. Robertson Uppies & Doonies passim). See also Hand-ba.
(2) Add: Comb. baa-peece, a piece of leather put on to the ball or sole of a boot to mend or compensate for a worn piece.
Ork. 1949 “Lex” But-end Ballans 11:
Du'll hae tae pit a baa-peece on Or else sheu'll spoil her ceuts.
(3) Add to defin.: In Rxb. a ball with coloured ribbons attached and a coin tied on each ribbon was kicked off by the bride and fought for by children to get possession of the ball or at least a ribbon and coin (Rxb. 1940).
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