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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SAITHE, n.2 Bait, such as chopped limpets, etc., scattered from a fishing place on a rock to draw the fish (Ork. 1929 Marw.). Cf. Soe.

[Ad. Norw. sœd, O.N. sœ́ði, seed.]

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"Saithe n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Dec 2022 <>



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