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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

THOWT, v., n. Also thaut, thout. [θʌut]

I. v. To sob (Abd. 1790 A. Shirrefs Poems Gl., 1921 T.S.D.C.).

II. n. A sob (Abd. 1808 Jam.).Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 24:
Out at her mow it just was like to bout, Intill her lap at every ither thaut.

[Orig. uncertain, poss. chiefly echoic. But cf. O.E. þūtan, þēotan, O.N. þjóta, to howl.]

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