Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BUFFLE, BUFLE, BUFFEL, v.
1. tr. “To push; shove; buffet” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), buffel); “to beat; to beat with repeated blows” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.).
2. intr. “To walk with a clumsy, rolling gait; to work one's way through mud and snow, to geng buflin trough de snaw” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).Slk. 1835 Hogg Tales Wars of Montrose III. 17:
I was like to dee wi' laughin' when I saw the bodies rinnin' bufflin' through the heather in their philabegs.
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