Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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CURN, n.1 2. Add quots.: Abd. 1995  Flora Garry Collected Poems 44:
'Her? I've kent i ma time a curn far coorser folk
At I've likit a dassint sicht better.'
Uls. 2001  Belfast News Letter 5 May 22:
Maist heid curns a-dae wi Ulster Scotch haes thair ain blads, for ensample: ...
ne.Sc. 2004  Press and Journal 15 Mar 14:
I wis fair teen on, tho, wi the fowk comin up till's later wi aa their north-east connections — the theme o ma speech maun hae gotten throwe — including the duty manager fa hale't fae Turra wi his faither, Templeton, the dentist o a curn o eers syne.

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