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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

PORTRIDGE, n. Also portridg, potridge, porterage, porteretch. I.Sc. forms and usage of Eng. portrait. A likeness, counterpart, image, appearance (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., portridg, 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1966). [′portrɪtʃ]Sh. 1892 G. Stewart Fireside Tales 88:
Whin dey followed him a' dat gate he cudna bit see veevily enouch da potridge o' dem.
Sh. 1897 Shetland News (12 June, 17 July):
His sholmarkit lugs, juist da very porterage o' his midder's anes. . . . If dat's no da livin' porteretch o' Gibbie dan I sall haud my tongue.

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