Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BEAM, BEIN, v.1 tr.
1. (See quot.) Now obs. according to Watson Rxb. W.-B.
Rxb. 1825 Jam.2:
To Beam, Bein. To beam the pot, to warm or season the tea-pot, before putting in the tea.
2. fig. To prepare oneself for anything; to prime.
Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 67:
I tell you, if ever I think on't, whin I'm no weel beamed wi geud punch, it mak's the cauld swaet come oot aboot me.
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