Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CUBBART, CUBBERT, n. Sc. forms of Eng. cupboard (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 153, cubbert; Kcb.10 1941, Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., Intro. § 3 (H)). [′kʌbərt] Gsw. 1877 A. G. Murdoch Laird's Lykewake, etc. 21:
Yon candle lowe is film'd wi' death, an' burns an eerie flame; The death-watch in the cubbart ticks; an' O! I'm nearin' hame.

[The forms without the letter p have been dropped in literary Eng. since the 18th cent. (N.E.D.), but still survive in Lan. dial. (E.D.D.).]

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