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Pad(d)ok, n.1 Also: -ock, -og(e, -ook; also Paddo. [ME. and e.m.E. paddoke (c 1350), -ok (1388), pad(d)ocke (1530), f. pad Pad(e n. and dimin. suffix -ok. Cf. Poddok n.] A frog; ? also, a toad.Also possess. with -pule.(a) a1400 Leg. S. ii. 780.
That vgly padok … gert he … fosterit be
c1420 Wynt. ii. 572.
Paddokkis [W. paddois] syne thare land our-yhude
1456 Hay II. 138/26.
In syk wateris ar oft tymis engenderit serpentis and paddokis [etc.]
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 14214.
And vther quhile it raynit tadis and paddokis
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2936 (Bann.).
This paddok, vsand in this flud to dwell
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 542 (Asl.). 1494 Loutfut MS. 35a.
Raynes ar lik to the form of a padok suppos thai be nocht of that natur
c1520-c1535 Nisbet Apoc. x. 13.
Thre vncleen spiritis be the manir of paddokis [P. froggis]
1531 Bell. Boece II. 179.
Than followit sa infinite nowmer of padokis [L. ranunculorum] that the aire was infeckit
1563-72 Ferg. Tracts 28 (see Gulsoch n.). 1568 Skeyne Descr. Pest ii.
And abundance of padokis apperis colourit gray on the bak
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 119 b.
Sa that the laittest [schismatics] lauboris to distroy the eldest as the ȝung paddokis the auld
1596 Dalr. I. 64/5.
Nor fund is thair [in Orkney] … lyke a vennemous kynde … as the paddock [L. rana]
a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 1000.
Mony maisters quod the paddok [1641 poddock]
1662 Crim. Trials III. 603.
Ther we yoaked an plewghe of paddokis
(b) c1420 Wynt. v. 598.
A paddog [W. paddo] yhong, lyand in fry
Ib. 629.
possess. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 10726.
O poysonit paddokis pule

b. As a place-name element. — c 1300 Reg. Paisley 379.
1618 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 370.

c. attrib. and comb.Paddok rude, the spawn of frogs or toads.Paddock-heidit, having the head shaped like a frog or toad.Paddok stane, a toad-stone.Also Paddock-pipe n.(1) 1682 Peebles B. Rec. II. 102.
The Paddook pools or Old Toun green
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 721 (H).
Paddock pricker [T. padok speitter]
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 342 (B).
And thow come … till ane pule and drank the paddok rude
(2) 1632 Glasg. Univ. Mun. III. 484.
For three hundreth paddock heidit nails to the thrie turnpyk yetis
(3) 1488 Treas. Acc. I. 84.
A ring with a paddok stane with a charnale
1583 Edinb. Test. XII. 55 b.
Ane paddok stane set in gold

d. Applied, dyslogistically, to a person. — 1562-3 Winȝet II. 31/25.
And on the wthir syde contrare cryis certane padokis [etc.] … of the quhilk sort are the Pelagianis

e. See also Schell-Paddok (a tortoise).

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