Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ONE, num. adj. For Sc. forms see Ae, Ane, Een, pron., Yin. Sc. usages in combs. and phrs.: 1. one-bout ridge, a ridge formed by one journey of a plough across a field and back again so as to cause the second furrow to lean its back against the first, done when no drill plough is used. See Bout, n.2; 2. one-face, of a wall: built with one face only, as against a bank of earth, a face wall; 3. (the) one off two, three, etc., in golf: see quot.; 4. one-pointed grass, sedge-grass (Ayr. 1811 W. Aiton Agric. Ayr. 305; Uls. 1908 Traynor (1953)). See Ae, C. (9). 1. Peb. 1815 A. Pennecuik Works 56:
After across ploughing before winter, and liming in spring, Turnips on one-bout ridges, without dung.
2. Ork. 1884 Crofters' Comm. Report App. A. 274:
The earth was dug away from where the house or rather hut was to stand, until a perpendicular face of earth was cut on the north side, equal in height to the north wall of the house. This natural embankment gave shelter, and also saved stones, as the north wall was built with what was called one-face; the natural ground forming at once the outer surface and support of the wall.
3. Sc. 1851 Golfers' Handbook 35:
If your opponent has played . . . two strokes more . . . your next stroke will be “the one off two”; if three more, “the one off three,” and so on.

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"One num. adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Nov 2021 <>



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