Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BUNTLIN', BUNTLING, n.1 and adj.

1. n. “A dwarf” (Sc. 1818 Sawers Dict. Sc. Lang.); “a bantam” (ne.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

2. adj. Short and thick (Strathmore 1825 Jam.2, buntling). Ags. 1856 W. Grant Few Poet. Pieces 3:
Weel creature man! now what aboot him, A wintlin', buntlin', whirlin' totum.

[Cf. Buntin, n.1 and adj., and Buntin, n.2]

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