Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
BOOL, Boull, v.1 To deliver a bowl. Gen.Sc.Ayr.4 1928:
“It's your turn to bool.”
Hence vbl.n. boullin', boolin', gen. used attrib.Sc. 1911 S.D.D.:
Boullin' maill, charge for playing bowls on a green. [Cf. boull maill s.v. Bool, n.1, 2.]w.Dmf. 1910 J. L. Waugh Cracks wi' Robbie Doo ix.:
And wi' that he linkit his airm thro' mine and hauled me doon the Gill to the Boolin' Green. In phr. bool my han', bool my knuckle. (See quot.)Arg.1 1930:
Either of the above phrases, quickly shouted out, gave a player at marbles, etc., who had made a slip, another chance to play.
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