Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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EVER, n. An animal, person or thing of an unusually large size. See also Aver, n.1, id. [′e:vər] Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
A ever o' a man, o' a coo . . . etc.; a ever o' a fire, a great, blazing fire.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
A graat ever av a ku.

[A form of Aiver, n.1, q.v., with extension of meaning.]

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