Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BOUN', BOUN, Bound, n. [bun]
1. “Extent, width” (Abd.9, Kcb.9 1935). [bun]
Ayr. 1885 R. Lawson Maybole Past and Pres. 76:
Its hooses may no be sae stately as mony, Its streets and its lanes may be narrow in boun'.
2. In pl.
(1) A district, the stretch of land enclosed within certain boundaries. See Boons.
Mearns 1819 J. Burness Plays, Poems, etc. 146:
A cunning knave, . . . Strove what he could sic tales to vent, To get the bounds for little rent. Hdg. 1892 J. Lumsden Sheep-head, etc. 143; Ayr.8 1935:
Lord — lord, to see the country loons; They swarmed like bees owre a' his bouns.
(2) Limits of the body; hence size.
Ayr. 1912 G. Cunningham Verse, Maistly in the Doric 140:
Ye've nayther boun's nor girth To haud your ain wi' men.
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