Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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RIP-RAP, v., adv. Sc. usages:

I. v. Of a curling stone: to knock against other stones in advancing to the tee. Lth. 1885 J. Strathesk More Bits 275:
Rip-rappin' on, frae random wicks, The winner gets a yether.

II. adv. With great violence (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 144).

[Reduplic. form of rap.]

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