Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BURNOCK, n. A type of curling stone; “still in common use among curlers and almost black in colour when polished” (Ayr. 1937 (per Ayr.8)). Ayr. 1828 J. Dunlop Descr. and Hist. Sk. Curling 51:
Those [curling stones] most extensively used in the West of Scotland are called Burnocks.
Ayr. 1884 J. Taylor Curling 360:
“Burnocks,” got out of the Burnock water, in Ochiltree, Ayrshire, have long held a high place in curlers' esteem. They are a beautiful mixed grey, and are durable and keen.

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