Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
‡IZZAT, n. Also ized; izzet, -it; -ad (Cai.), -ed; isitt (Ork. 1922 J. Firth Reminisc. 133); izzard, icerd. The (name of the) letter Z; used attrib., Z-shaped. Also in Eng. dial. [†′ɪzə(r)t ‡′ɪzəd]
Per. 1857 J. Stewart Sketches 19:
Wee curly Mary is puzzled at D. But Charlie's a hero, an' brags a' the toun He's forrit at izzit, wi' auld Eppie Brown. Wgt. 1880 G. Fraser Lowland Lore 159:
As crookit as an izzed. Kcd. 1883 W. Jolly J. Duncan 40:
Naming the letters in the old-fashioned Scotch style, “Ah, Bay, Say,” and concluding with “Ized and Eppercy And.” Knr. 1886 H. Haliburton Horace 8:
A shark . . . shawin' izzet teeth. Ayr. 1892 H. Ainslie Pilgrimage 215:
Venom's a sleeking, slimy lizard, . . . Would soak an' sour us; Crumple us up like ony izzard.
Comb.: †icerd block, a double or Z-shaped snatch block such as was used on old sailing ships.
Ork. 1747 P. Ork. A.S. XII. 48:
3 double Icerd blocks, one of them strap'd with an iron grapple, 4 single bloaks.
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