Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OUTSIFTIN, vbl.n. Also ootsiftin. Gen. in pl.: the refuse of meal that goes through the riddle after grinding (Sh. 1964). Sh. 1899  J. Spence Folk-Lore 174:
When sifted, the meal fell into three divisions — meal, groats, and ootsiftins, from the last of which that delicious food called sooans, and that healthy tonic beverage known as swats, are made.
Sh. 1900  Shetland News (22 Dec.):
He's gotten shappid tatties an' ootsiftins ivery day sinsyne.

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