Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CUDDIE, n.3

1. “A gutter in a street” (Rxb. 1825 Jam.2; 1923 Watson W.-B., obs.).

2. “A ditch or cutting to lead the drainage of a district to a river; also, an overflow connection between a canal and a river” (Sc. 1887 Jam.6).

[Prob. a later variant of Cundy, a covered drain, q.v., with assimilation of n to d.]

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