Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BEEK, BEAK, BEIK, Bike, v.1 [bik Sc.; bəik Ags.]
1. To warm; bask; of the sun, shine brightly. Gen.Sc.
Abd. 1827 J. Imlah May Flowers 138:
Whare cronies, by the chimla cheek, When cauld, their cuits an' bosoms beek. Slg. 1829 G. Wyse Orig. Poems 47:
With meal, and coals, We feel nae want, nae cauld ava, Beaking our soles. Arg.1 1929:
Ah'll go an' beek mysel' in the sun. Lnk. 1798 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 101:
A great big cat sitting in a weaver's window, beiking herself in the sun.
Sc. 1728 Ramsay Poems II. 201:
Her Cheek, where Roses free from Stain, In Glows of Youdith beak. Ags. 1894 A. Reid Sangs o' the Heatherland 11:
Bricht the clachan fires are burnin', Warm the he'rts that bike a' roond. Fif. 1841 C. Gray Lays and Lyrics 237:
The morning sun on Melos beekit, But no a lum in Melos reekit. Edb. 1856 J. Ballantine Poems 90:
Whaur the big peat stack an' the craft o' bier Tauld that in winter simmer beakit here. Dmb. 1860 W. Watt Poems 34:
Saunders Gray; Wha, wi' his spouse, sat beekin' by the ingle. Uls.2 1929:
Beekin, roasting hot (as under a summer sun).
2. To add fuel to fire.
Kcb. 1910 J. Heughan in Gallovidian No. 48, 181:
Wee Cupid beeks the fire. Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 52:
Beek. To make up (a fire). Uls. 1897 A. M'Ilroy When Lint was in the Bell viii.:
After this, Dan would gather himself up, make his way slowly home, and spend the afternoon “beekin” the fire with whins.
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