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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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PERVOO, v. Also purvoy. Of a bird: to abandon its nest (Abd.14 1915, Abd. 1921 T.S.D.C. 17, 25, purvoy). Also of persons: to cease to frequent the company of, to drop (an acquaintance) (Abd. 1965). [pər′vu:]Abd. 1915 H. Beaton Benachie 22:
An' he wis sayin' Eppie is thinkin' it ye hae purvoit them a' th'gidder.

[Variant form of Forhoo, q.v. Cf. also Forvoo.]

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