Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
STORY, n. Also storey, storee, storrie, stori- and in comb. stori-wirm, storey-worm, the grub of the crane-fly or daddy-longlegs, Tipula (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., storey-worm, 1914 Angus Gl., stori; I.Sc., Cai. 1971). [′store]
Sh. 1773 Diary Rev. J. Mill (S.H.S.) 39:
Supposing the seed to have been destroyed by the Story worm. Cai. 1795 J. Sinclair Agric. N. Highl. 193:
The Storee, which destroy the young plants of barley and oats, by cutting the roots below the ground. Sh. 1895 Trans. Highl. Soc. VII. 396:
Corn braird injured to considerable extent by grub (locally called “storey”). Sh. 1959 New Shetlander No. 52. 30:
Take a mossy peat, cut a cavity in it, and fill this with as many story-wirms as it will hold. Lay a stone upon it, wait for a favourable off-shore wind, and set the peat adrift on loch or sea. Every story-wirm will disappear from the infested rig.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Story n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Apr 2019 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/story>
Try an Advanced Search