Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ESS, n.4 Sc. form of Eng. ace. Also eace, yess (s.Sc. 1873 D.S.C.S. 105), (e)yiss. Known to Ork. (eace), Bnff., Abd., Ags., Rxb. (yiss), Uls. (eyiss) correspondents 1942. [ɛs Sc.; Bwk., s.Sc. + ‡ɪəs, jɪs, jɛs]
Abd. 1886–94 [J. Cowe] Jeems Sim (1st Series) in North. Figaro 22:
Wi' a skin as black's the ess o' picks. Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 9:
Black as the yiss o spades.
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