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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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DICK, Dik, n.1 and v. Cai. variants of Dyke.

1. n. A wall (Cai.5 1928, di(c)k; Cai.7 1940); a ditch; also found in Eng. dial.Cai. 1916 J. Mowat Cai. Proverbs 5:
“February will fill 'e dick an Mairch will muck it oot” — the “fans” of February will lie at the dyke side until March weather clears them away.

2. v. To build a wall (Cai.7 1940). Sh. c.1733 P.S.A.S. XXVI. 201:
Holms or nesses, dicked in and property belonging to themselves.

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