Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BUTTOCK, n. Sc. usages.
1. The tail, end-piece, end (Abd.22 1937).
Hdg. 1892 J. Lumsden Sheep-head and Trotters (2nd ed.) 260:
She had the buttock o' the last goudy cheese still i' the press.
2. Combs.: †(1) buttock hire, = (2) (a); (2) buttock-mail, †(a) a fine exacted by the church in cases of fornication (Sc. 1825 Jam.2); (b) corporal punishment, a spanking (Abd.22 1937).
(1) Sc. 1827 Merry Muses (ed. Burns) 8:
Wi' rueful face, and signs o' grace. I paid the buttock hire. (2) (a) Sc. 1814 Scott Waverley (1817) xxx.:
What! d'ye think the lads wi' the kilts will care for yere synods and yere presbyteries, and yere buttock-mail? (b) Abd.(D) 1915 H. Beaton Back o' Benachie 65:
Ye little limmer, I'll gae straught an, tell yer midder, an' I'll wauger a grot ye'll get buttock-mail for sayin' sic things.
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