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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SPAD, v. Also spaud. Gen. with on: to walk energetically, to stride out (Abd. 1921; ne.Sc. 1971). [spɑd]Bnff. 1928:
He cud fairly spaud up the road fin he wis in's potestatur.

[From Pad, v.1, with prothetic s from wrong division of the words in such phrs. as he's paddin on.]

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