Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
AB, OB. (Only Ork.). [ab, ɔb]
1. n. An impediment or hindrance, objection.
Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orc. Sk. Bk. 100:
Best baited heuks bit hide a wither An' hae what abs th'u may tae me, Tae t'ink ae t'ing an' say anither, O' that I'm seur I'm swaran' free. Ork. 1929 Marw.:
He has an ab in his speech.
2. v. To hinder.
Ork. 1929 Marw.:
His lameness abed him much. Neither Edm. nor Jak. gives the word.
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