Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WHOO, adv. Also whow (Inv. 1721 Steuart Letter Bk. (S.H.S.) 163). Variant forms of Hoo, how (Ork. 1904 Dennison Sketckes 1). For reg. Sc. forms see Hoo, adv. See H, letter, 2.(2)(ii) and W, letter, 7.(2)(i). Bnff. 1785 Trans. Bnff. Field Club (1937) 14:
The old leard sed whow that he ould shut (shoot) her.

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