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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dude, infin.phr. Also: dud, dwid, doid, do'ide. [See 'D.] Do it. (Usually in rhyme.) c1460 Consail Wys Man 74.
Thow art wndone, and euer thow dud [: gud]
a1500 Henr. Fab. 668.
I haif greit cause to dude [: hude]
Ib. 691.
Na, schir, I cannot doid [: bluid]
a1500 Colk. Sow 748.
My sone I chairge thé to dude [: gude]
1535 Stewart 961.
Schortlie he said agane, he wald not dude [: seruitude]
a1500 Peblis to Play 122.
Be God, thow dar nocht dud [: woode, rude]
a1568 Bann. MS. 49 b/55.
Thy airis ar of eild to dwid [: hude]
c1550 Rolland C. Venus iv. 120.
As scho expedient Thinkis to dispone, efterwart scho may dude [: denude]
1560 Rolland Seven S. 10424.
Than said the King, I dude to honour age
1570 Sat. P. xxi. 67.
Gif that ȝe dude, It semis ȝour glas is rune
a 1627 Craig v. 11.]
[When that I conclude, To burne habite and hood, Yet doe I not doe it
1606 Birnie Kirk-b. ii. 2.
The earth is ready to receiue her broode, And heauens will couer when leame tombes cannot do'ide

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"Dude infin.phr.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 22 May 2024 <>



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