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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WALLET, n. Also wallat (Wgt. 1721 Session Rec. Whithorn MS (12 Aug.), 1745 Session Bk. Glasserton MS. (10 Nov.); Lnk. a.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 98), wallot (Gall. 1719 Session Bk. Penninghame (1933) I. 436), wullet. Sc. forms and usage of Eng. wallet, a pedlar's pack; in transf. sense of a fund of stories, recollections, poems, etc. Liter. For comb. draiggl(i)e-wallets see Draigle.Edb. 1844 J. Ballantine Miller 1:
The share he took in the publication of my “Wallet”.
Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 251, 281:
Lowse your wullet, we maun hae that ane. Man, it's juist a prime nicht for an auld story o' witches. . . . He had some wonderful stories in the wullet of his memory.
Abd. 1916 G. Abel Wylins Title:
Wylins fae my Wallet.

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