Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PLAT, adj., adv., n.1, v. I. 1. Add quot.: m.Sc. 1979 Tom Scott in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 89:
Close cuisin o the skunk, the strippit brock
pads plat-fuitit, deuck-ersed, near the grund,

III. 1. (3) Add quots.: Dundee 1980 Billy Kay ed. Odyssey 42:
"The houses were all built just round about the mill, and the tenements were mostly what you call 'Pletties', that was just like a platform—then there was an outside stair connected to these platforms—and then the houses were just two rooms, through-going from each other. ... "
Dundee 1989:
Hoosies wi pletties.
Dundee 2002 Herald 1 Jul 24:
Journey back to an era when Dundee factories supplied the world with jute, bairns played on a plettie and berry picking was your annual holiday. ...

Plat adj., adv., n.1, v.

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