Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FYOW, adj., n. Also fyou, feou, f(e)ow. n.Sc. forms of Eng. few. See P.L.D. § 130.1. Compar. fyower, fyou(e)r. See also Few. [fjʌu] Abd. 1862 G. Macdonald D. Elginbrod xiii.:
A body has but feow ways o' sayin' his say to his brither-men.
Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xxii.:
But nae fyour nor eighty-five votit for them.
Mry. 1897 J. Mackinnon Braefoot Sk. 69:
He wis doon in the toon o' Braefit here, ye ken, an' a fyow mair o' them fae the Burn.

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