DSL - SND1    BULLER , BULDER, Bouller, Builier, Bollar, n. and v. ['bVl(d)@r, 'byl(d)@r, 'bul@r, 'bOl@r]     1. n.
    (1) ``A loud gurgling noise'' (Sc. 1808 Jam.); ``a loud roar'' (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.; Abd.19, Ags.2 1937).  
    *Ags.(D) 1922 J. B. Salmond Bawbee Bowden xi.:
    Sandy lut a  buller  o' a roar.

    (2) Irrelevant or blustering talk; nonsense; ``a blustering lie'' (Cai.1 c.1920). In pl. = ``a nickname for a rough-spoken bully'' (Cai.7 1937, bulders).
    *Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 16:
    Noo, a' this bulder o' Paetie's wus doonricht lees.
    *Ork. 1929 Marw.:
    What a b[ulder] o' nonsense.

    (3) ``A spasmodic crying'' (Cai. 1914 T.S.D.C. I. s.v. bouller).
    (4) A bubbling circle or whirlpool; a bubble.
    *Sh.(D) 1877 G. Stewart Sh. Fireside Tales (1892) 69:
    An' guid ower da face o' da stane in a bulder.  
    *Rxb. 1923 Kelso Chron. (26 Oct.) 2/8:
    He [a salmon] made one splendid spurt, and in an instant was through the ``slap'' in the cauld and indulged in a glorious revel in the `` Buller s.''  
    *Slk. 1820 Hogg Winter Ev. Tales II. 184:
    ``But I hope you have not indeed drowned the men,'' said I. ``Ou na, only keepit them down till I took the power fairly frae them --- till the  buller s gae owr coming up.''

    2. v.  
    (1) To make a loud gurgling sound; ``to emit such a sound as water does, when rushing violently into any cavity, or forced back again'' (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Abd.22, Ags.1 1937). Ppl.adj.  buller an'.  
    *Sc. 1820 Marmaiden of Clyde in Edb. Mag. (May) 422:
    The  buller an' waves o' bludie Clyde, Swash't by wi' rowt and rair.  
    *Gall. c.1820 S. Wilson in Bards of Gall. (ed. Harper 1889) 37:
    An' aye he watches the Deadman's weil, Where it boils an'  buller s deep an' dark.

    +(2) ``To make any rattling noise; as when stones are rolled downhill, or when a quantity of stones falls together'' (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.).  
    (3) ``To bellow, to roar as a bull or cow does. Also pronounced bollar (Ags.)'' (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Bnff.2, Abd.19, Ags.2, Fif.10 1937; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.,  buller , builler); to shout.  
    *Sc. 1920 D. Rorie Auld Doctor 15:
    Noo, at lang last his guts was rackit Till Tam was  buller in' fair distrackit, An' sune wi' roar succeedin' roar He fosh in a' the fowk neist door.
    *Sh.(D) 1918 T. Manson Humours Peat Comm. I. 164:
    Up wi dee, up wi dee, an knock an bulder an get dem oot o dir beds.  
    *Abd. 1826 D. Anderson Poems 79:
    He does  buller  like a nowt, An' swear an' curse.

    (4) To bluster, to blurt (out).
    *Ork. 1929 Marw.:
    He just buldered oot a lot o' nonsense when I asked him.

    (5) To speak quickly and unintelligibly.
    *Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
    To b[ulder] Dutch.
    (6) ``To stutter in speech'' (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 67,  buller ).
    (7) fig. (See quot.)  
    *Dmf. 1894 J. Shaw in Trans. Dmf. and Gall. Antiq. Soc. 144:
    Applied metaphorically to the quick bursting of buds by heat and rain, and to a great growth. ``Everything's  buller ing out.''

    [O.Sc.  buller , n., a bubble, a bubbling or boiling up of water; v.1, to boil or bubble up; v.2, to roar or bellow (D.O.S.T.); cf. O.Fr. bullir, Icel. bulla, to boil; Sw. bullra, Dan. buldre, to rumble. Idg. *bhel, to swell, rise (Torp).]