Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BRAND, Braand, Bran, Bron, n. In Eng. applied only to a piece of wood that is or has been burning.
1. A burning peat or glowing cinder; “a blazing peat used for signalling or as a torch” (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 67, bron; Cai.7 1936, bran).
Sh.(D) 1931 W. J. Tulloch Shetland Almanac 193:
We waitit till da lights wir oot o' da hoose except twartree lowin braands among da restin' ess.
2. (See quot.)
w.Dmf. 1899 J. Shaw Country Schoolmaster 344:
Brand, a contemptuous name for a worthless person. Possibly a variant of brat. (Rather a reminiscence of the Biblical “brand plucked from the burning.”)
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