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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Scoll, Scoall, v. [f. Scol(ln.] intr. To drink healths; to prolong a drinking session on the pretext of drinking toasts; to carouse. b. tr. To consume (liquor) in large quantities when drinking toasts. —intr. 1626 Aberd. B. Rec. III 10.
Many disordourlie people … ar sufferit … to drink waucht and scoall at thair pleasour, at all publict meitinges
1633 Boyd Balm of Gilead in Boyd Last B. xlvii.
I never heard tell that Christ scolled to any mans health
Bee a scholler of Christ, but bee not a scoller of strong drinke; drink soberly, but scoll not
Ib. (see Scol(l n. (1)).b. tr. 1626 Aberd. B. Rec. III 10.
No inhabitant … shall presume … to compell or urge any of thair nichtboures sitting at table with thame, to drink or scoall any quantitie of wyn, aill, or beir farder nor they sall be pleased to drink

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