Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
ABROAD, n. In mod. Sc. occas. construed as a n.m.Sc. 1898 J. Buchan John Burnet iv. iii.:
He gaed aff to the wars i' the abroad. Gsw. 1930 F. Niven Three Marys xiii.:
He did not mention Peru. It was just what he called ‘the abroad’.
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