Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BRAK-FUR, BRACK-, v. and n.

1. v. To plough lightly; “to half-plough in such a way as to lay the up-turned furrow over the uncut furrow” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 15, brack-fur). Bnff. 1928 7 ;
2 :
Hilly, I see, his gotten his stibble shift a' brak-furred.

2. n. “Cross ploughing in autumn” (Mry.1 1925), “a kind of half-ploughing” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 15; Bnff.7 1925). See Brak, n., 2. Bch. 1936  (per Abd.9):
Gie that fiedle a bit brack fur.

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