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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

DROB, v. and n.

1. v. “To prick, as with a needle or other sharp instrument” (Ags. 1808 Jam.; Per. 1900 E.D.D.).Per. 1857 J. Stewart Sketches 33:
A lang dispute anent the State, Gley'd Andro Toshack held wi' Pate, Wha drawin' a steek wi' nettled heat, Drobb'd Andro's ringle ee, man.
Per. 1883 R. Cleland Inchbracken 232:
Drobbin' him wi' prins, an' what no.

2. n. A thorn, a prickle (Per. 1808 Jam.; 1900 E.D.D.).

[Of imit. origin: cf. Dob, v.1, n.1, Dorb, n.1, v., and Job.]

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