Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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DOOR, n.1 Phonetics: [do:r, †dør, dyr]

3. Phrs. Add: to had i' da door, in seataboo usage: to stop a fishing-line from running out too fast (Sh. 1814 Irvine MSS.).

4. Combs. (6) Add quot.: Abd. 1769  Abd. Jnl. (22 May):
Scrolls for Signs, or door Heads.

(8) Add quot.: Sc. 1765  Session Papers, Lord Advocate v. Baillie (13 June) 8:
John Brebner merchant, her door-neighbour.

5. (1) Add quot.: Sc. 1720  Atholl MSS. (9 March):
If your Grace pleases give each of them ane order with powers to call for Asistance and to make open doors.

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