Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BEAUTY SPOT, n. A thing of beauty. Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 31:
I grant, he says, she's nae a beauty spot But he that wad refuse her is a sot.

[In St.Eng. beauty spot means a patch on a lady's face, extended also to mean a beautiful scene. The further extension to a person seems to be Sc.]

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