Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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TRAVISH, v. Sc. form and usage of Eng. traverse. To carry in a trailing manner, to drag or trail (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 452). Kcb. 1814  W. Nicholson Tales 94:
Wi' empty pride, in monkish gown, Travish a Bible thro' the town.

[This and other forms where r has been dropped in the second syllable are found also in Eng. from the 16th c. Cf. Travise above.]

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