Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SOOL, n. Also sule, †sowle, †sowll. Sc. forms of Eng. swivel (Cai. 1904 E.D.D., Ayr. 1910; Cai., Per. 1971). Also in n.Eng. dial. in form sooal. See also Sweel; a ring with a swivel (n.Sc. 1808 Jam., sule). Gsw. 1721 Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1909) 123:
For four mounted buckies, with girths, bowlls and clasps and sowlls, for the well at Buns Wynd.
Ags. 1740 Arbirlot Session Rec. MS. (24 Dec.):
Making a sowle to the Racle of the Bell.

[For the phonology cf. Soom, Soop.]

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"Sool n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Jun 2021 <>



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