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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BAUT, n. Thunderbolt. [bʌut]Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 67:
An' for misluk, they just were i' the height, Ay thinking whan the baut wad on them light.

[Bowt in 1866 ed. is the better spelling, being the Sc. form of Eng. bolt. (See P.L.D. § 78.2.)]

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