Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
MOTT, n. Also dim. mottie; matie. A mark or target, esp. that aimed at in quoits or marbles (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Edb. 1930). Also in Eng. dial.
Dmf. 1846 R. W. Thom Dominie's Charge I. 108:
Can he ring the matie wi' twa out o' three quoits that he throws, like Mike Miller? Abd. 1853 W. Cadenhead Flights 256:
E'en though our pitcher was nearest the mottie. Ags. 1883 J. Kennedy Poems (1920) 110, 112:
An' motts were placed, an' pair an' pair They stript them for the battle . . . Awa' it [quoit] bounced wi' bev'llin skyte An' on the mott played whummle.
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