Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ACKER,2 Akker, Akkir, Awkir, Aker, n. [′ɑkər Sh., ′ɑ:kər Bnff.]
2. In phr. in acker, in fragments, bits. (Bnff. in awkirs.)
Sh.(D) 1891 J. J. H. Burgess Rasmie's Büddie 57:
Till da strae is blaaen in akker, An da wa, sae smoodly pinnd. Sh.(D) 1898 Sh. News 7 May:
Da horses wis twa wild pooshins, an' dey loopid mad an' led da ploo in acker. Sh. 1914 Angus Gl. 11:
Akker, minute particles; especially corn trampled by animals, or broken down by the wind. “Laid in akker.” Sh.(D) 1916 J. J. H. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr Maerch 30:
Steek yer aald grinnd on tröth, an' shö'll lay him in akkir. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Aker, crushed mass; to lay in aker = to crush. Bnff. 1866 Gregor D.Bnff. 9:
He dreeve doun the leukin'-glass, an' dang't in awkirs. Abd. 1825 Jam.2:
To ding to awkir, to dash to pieces.
3. A small quantity.
Bnff. 1929 2 :
Cud ye gimme an acker o' tay t' pit ower Sunday? I forgot t' get ony at the shoppie.
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