Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OUN, n., v. Also oon(d). Sc. forms of Eng. wound (Ayr. 1923 Wilson Dial. Burns 178, Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., Rxb. 1964). See P.L.D. § 76.2. and D, 2. [un(d)]

Sc. usage: a spasm, fit; in pl., a serious illness. Bch. 1804  W. Tarras Poems 9:
Drinkin' to haud my entrails swack, Or drown a carin' oon.
Rxb. 1923  Watson W.-B.:
Hei's gotten his deidly oonds.

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