Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BUN, ppl.adj.1 2. Combs. (1) Add quot.: Abd. 1778  Abd. Jnl. (23 Feb.):
Four large Rooms, several Closets, Bound Beds, and a large Garret.

(3) Add quot.: Sc. 1826  Carlyle Letters (Norton) II. 347:
The people also are to repair the house effectually; to floor it anew, put bun-doors on it. Add: 3. Also used subst. as the name of a game of marbles.
Ayr. 1895  J. Walker Old Kilmarnock 66:
At marbles we played at “bun, (i.e. bound)” and “loose” and at “nipen ten.”

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