DSL - SND1   BOWK, Bouk, v. and n. [bVuk]     1. v. (1) ``To retch `` (Mry.1 1925, bowk, bouk; Bnff.9 1927; Abd.9, Ags.1, Edb.1 1935).
    *Rxb.(D) 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 14:
    Ei says ei's leike ti bowk. A dinna wunder at eet; ei ett till ei was leike ti burst.

    (2) ``To emit or eject smoke'' (centr.-w. Rxb. 1923 Watson W .-B.); ppl.adj. bowkin.
    *Rxb.(D) 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes an Knowes 18:
    A keek oot ov a slaistert woark-place wundih on ti bowkin lums.

    2. n. ``A vomiting, or the retching preceding the same'' (Abd.9, Ags.1 1935).
    *Rxb. 1847 J. Halliday Rustic Bard 195:
    An' syne he gaed a fearfu' bowk, An' bang'd them a' for spuein' Clear drink that day.

    [O.Sc. has bolk (15th cent.), to belch, which becomes regularly bowk in Mod.Sc. The l form is found also in Eng. dial. and in Mid.Eng. bolken, bulken. Cf. Du. bulken, to roar, and O.E. bealcan, to belch, utter (Sweet).]