Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
SHAB, v. 1. To get rid of (a person), get (one) out of the way, to remove, evict, eject (Kcb.4 1900).Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 347:
They shab'd puir Thomas aff to hell.
2. To slink away, go away unobtrusively or furtively. Also in Eng. dial.Kcb. 1898 A. J. Armstrong Levellers 207:
When Billy struck his first note the moon got “white i' the gills an' shabbed awa doon the lift.”Kcb. 1908 Gallovidian No. 37. 20:
Come doon the strath when yonder sun Shabs in his glory to the nicht.
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