Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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1. A bow in salutation. Gen.Sc. [bu:]Sc.  R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes (1870) 124:
There's a beck, and there's a boo, Open your gates and let us go through.Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 13:
He aff wi' his muckle hat, an' meed a boo tae her.
2. An arch; a bend or curve.Abd. 1920 Anon. Gleanings Deeside Par. II. 5:
The boo o' the Brig o' Dee's biggit wi' bricks.Bch. 1928 (per Abd.15):
There wis some boos in 's furrs.
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