Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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†GUTTA, n. A gutta-percha golf-ball. Also attrib. Cf. Guttie, n.2Fif. 1857 H. B. Farnie Golfer's Manual 11:
The first flight of “Guttas” was hailed with a burst of joy financial by everyone except the old monopolists of the feather manufacture.Sc. 1881 R. Forgan Golfer's Handbk. 23:
The eye . . . should . . . be directed solely to the “gutta.”Sc. 1955 Sc. Daily Mail (10 March):
David Hewitt, the Carnoustie golfer, who made the first gutta golf balls with elastic centres, has died. He was 82.
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