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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BAULD, v. To kindle or blow up a fire.Sc.(E) 1926 “H. M'Diarmid” Penny Wheep 29:
Dinna come tae bauld my glead, It'll be a bear-meal-raik.
Rxb. 1805 A. Scott Poems 145 (Jam.2):
But now, alake! the time draws near, When I, not worth a penny, Shall scarce impart what wind, I fear, Might bauld a glead for H — y.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 50:
The draught up the chumlay bauldit the fire.

[O.Sc. bald, baulde, v., make bold or strong, and adj., fierce, of a fire.]

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