Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DE, A Sc. (esp. fisher dial.) form of Eng. the (Kcd. coast 1949 (per Abd.27)). See P.L.D. § 165. Ork. 1880  Dennison Sketch-Bk. 53:
At de lang an' de lent' they wan up under de lee o' the craigs, whar dey hed de water smeuth.
Fif. c.1779  D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 227:
Ye may thank de de'il for that gude four pund and de groat I hae gi'en you.

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"De def. art.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Jun 2019 <>



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