DSL - SND1 BULLER , BULDER, Bouller, Builier, Bollar, n. and v. [bl(d)r, byl(d)r, bulr, blr]
(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.''
(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).]