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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

BETHOOT, Bethout, prep.

1. Outside of.Sh.7 1934:
I see Jamie comin', he's juist bethoot da grind [gate].

2. Without.Fif. 1825 MS. Poem in Jam.2:
Cripple Archy gat up, Bethout e'er a stammer.

[The b for w in the St. form may be due to Be-ūt, q.v.]

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