Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
KNOUP, v., n. Also noup. [nʌup]
I. v. To knock, strike sharply.Ags. 1848 Feast Liter. Crumbs (1891) 53:
I' the floor mysel' an' chair she coupit; My head an' doup were sadly knoupit.
II. n. 1. A blow, stroke. Used fig. in quot.Per. 1878 R. Ford Hame-spun Lays 95:
Ilk' victim's health gets mony a skelp, His fortune mony a fell knowp.
2. A game at marbles.Ags. 1934 G. M. Martin Dundee Worthies 177:
The “Noup” or “Strandie” was played in the gutter way or strand and was simply an effort to hit your nearest opponent's “bool”.
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