Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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†GRATITUDE, n. Sc. usage: a gratuity, a present. Obs. in Eng.Ags. 1901 W. J. Milne Reminisc. 67:
In this schoolmaster's time here he abolished the Christmas or Yule gratitudes which all his predecessors were wont to look for and accept on such festive occasions.
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