Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ΒΆTULLY, n. A broad board attached to a long pole inside a chimney, which swings about according to the direction of the wind to prevent a downdraught of smoke, a windskew (Abd.4 1929).

[Nonce variant and extension of Eng. dolly, a stick or paddle for stirring clothes in a wash-tub or similar purposes, which it resembles.]

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"Tully n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Mar 2018 <>



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