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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Bun, n.1 Also: bune. [Cf. Gael. bun bottom, base, and e.m.E. bum.] The fundament, buttocks. a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 467.
As thow was louse, and reddy of thy bune [M. bun]
c1540 Lynd. Syde Taillis 55.
Bot I lauch best to se ane nwn Gar beir hir taillabone hir bun
1567 G. Ball. (1868) 179.
The seily nunnis keist up thair bunnis

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