Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BOURACH, Borrach, n. and v. [′bu:rəx]

1. n. (See quot.) Sc. 1808  Jam.:
Bourach, borrach, a band put round a cow's hinder legs at milking.

2. v. “To fetter” (Kcb.9 1935). Ayr. 1868  J. K. Hunter Artist's Life 103:
Her cow hasped by the houghs of the hind legs, what is termed bourached.

[See Beerach.]

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