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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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BAR, Baur, v.2
Sc. form of Eng. bar.m.Sc. 1986 William Montgomerie in Joy Hendry Chapman 46 10:
Ye're late! Ye're late!
The jaunie's baurred the gateFif. 1998 Tom Hubbard Isolde's Luve-Daith 6:
The follie waa that a laird biggit lang syne
Ti baur oot tinks; or the pletforms an pillars o stanew.Lth. 2000 Davie Kerr A Puckle Poems 71:
At the fit o Calton Hill,
where the weans yince went ti schuil,
there's a buildin, baur'd an boltit lik a jile.
In phrase bar oot, an annual custom of children to bar out the master from school or house before Christmas for the purpose of demanding a holiday. Now obs. In Eng. schools to bar out the masters = a form of schoolboy insubordination.Kcb. 1895 S. R. Crockett Bog-Myrtle ii. vi.:
Have the bairns barred ye oot o' the schule?Rxb. 1923 Kelso Chron. (28 Dec.) 2/4:
We understand that the scholars of the Public School on Friday revived the old custom of “barrin' oot the maister.”
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