Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CONSITHER, v. A Sc. form of Eng. consider. Also consitherin', prep. Known to Cai.7, Bnff.2, Abd.22 1937. [kən′sɪðər] Ags. 1820 R. Mudie Glenfergus xvi.:
Yet it's e'en a bonnie sang, an' weel sae it mae, consitherin' whae made it.
Gall.(D) 1901 Trotter Gall. Gossip 81:
Some o' them thocht they could consither their turnips, and reckon the wecht o' their stots, as weel at Twynholm Kirk as onygate.

[For change of cons., cf. ladder and Lether.]

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