A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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(Patrik,) Paitrik, -rick, Petrik, Peatrick, n. [Alteration, by haplology, of Partrik n.: cf. also Patridge. Also in the mod. dial. of central and south Scotland.] A partridge. — 1494 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 67.
At thai sell the paitriks na dairer nor xii d. the cupill 1541 Reg. Cupar A. II. 13.
Petrik ilk pece viii d. 1669 Salmon Borrowstounness 84.
Peatricks 1675 Bk. Pasquils 219.
Mid paitricks and hares We'll sport
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