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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Buller, v.2 Also: bullir. [Cf. Sw. bullra, Dan. buldre to rumble.] intr. To roar or bellow. 1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 95.
Scho wald … Blait lyke ane hog, and buller lyke ane bull
1549 Compl. 39/5.
The bullis began to bullir, quhen the scheip began to blait
c1650 Spalding I. 63.
This monster … wold dovk wnder the water snorting and bullering, teribill to the heiraris

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