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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MAP, n.1 Sc. †usages. A likeness, a portrait. Cf. obs. Eng. = picture, image. Dim. mappie, -y, a boy's marble marked with lines like a globe of the world (Sc. 1911 S.D.D. Suppl.).Ayr. 1871 J. K. Hunter Life Studies 21:
Our John has gotten his map done, an' ye'll see it as weel as himsel'. . . . Some think it very like him.
Ags. 1934 G. M. Martin Dundee Worthies 177:
The “Mappy” was a size between the “bool” [¾ inch diameter] and the “Doe” [1 ½ to 3 inches diameter] made of a finer earth, whilst the “Peever” was a miniature of the “Mappie” and usually had a crude design in colour on its exterior.

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