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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BEETON, n., in phr. burdie-beeton, a fondling term for a little child (S.D.D.).Sc. 1826 R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes (1870) 176:
Hushie-ba, burdie beeton! Your mammie's gane to Seaton.
Ork. 1922 H. Marwick Antiq. Notes on Sanday, Ork. Antiq. Soc. 29: (Cf. under Ba', v.1)
Baa the bairns o' Bae-tun, For minno's awa tae Sae-tun.

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