Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GEYZE, v. To become leaky through lack of moisture, to warp (m.Lth.1 1954). Also in n.Eng. dial. Edb. 1773  R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 44:
Weels me o' drink, quo' Cooper Will, My Barrel has been geyz'd ay, An' has na gotten sic a fill, Sin fu' on handsel-Teysday.
Arg. 1914  N. Munro New Road 119:
Here's this bitch of a boat and she's geyzing like a boyne. I doubt she'll not can stay afloat till we reach the other side.

[Back formation from geyzen, v. (see Gizzen).]

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