Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
STROOD, n. Also .stroud, strud(e). [strud]
1. A suit (of clothes), an outfit (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., a stroud o' claes; Ork. 1929 Marw.; I.Sc., Cai. 1971).
Sh. 1879 Shetland Times (22 March):
His new strood, an' his newly-kivered hat. Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 98:
Like hilltrow boon i siller strood. Sh. 1886 G. Temple Britta 100:
Britta an' da wife's dress'd him in his strood o' dead-claes. Ork. 1924 P. Ork. A.S. II. 78:
The head-dress worn with this russet “strood” was what was then called the “Scotch bannet.” Sh. 1953 New Shetlander No. 35. 20:
Flesh an bloed's a strood we hae ta Sair wis wi.
2. A complete set of anything, esp. in regard to boat or fishing gear; in pl. the sails (Ork. 1929 Marw.; Sh. 1971) or the shrouds or mast-ropes of a ship (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.). Comb. strood-bore, one of a number of holes amidships in the sides of a boat for securing from the outside the rigging from the mast (Sh. 1962).
Sh. 1896 J. Burgess Lowra Biglan 50:
I couldna stand yun oagin troo da stroods at nicht. Sh. 1898 Shetland News (23 April, 24 Dec.):
A watter made aboot da after strood bore an' in he cam green an' slokked oot da fire kettle. . . . Dey wir gotten twa strood o' smonge. Sh. 1904 E.D.D.:
A strood o' bait, enough to bait a complete strood of lines.
3. The twine which fastens the tippin or hair-loop to the main cord of a fishing-line, the Snuid (Mry., Fif. 1951).
4. An old worn-out shoe.
Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 79:
The stroods, that the barmen the barley wi' kaved, Gaed clampering through the bonello.
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