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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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INSIDE, n., adj., prep. Sc. usages:

I. n. In Mining: the coal face, gen. in phr. to gae tae the inside, to go from the pit bottom to the coal face (Fif., Lth., Lnk. 1958).

II. adj. Combs.: 1. inside claes, underclothing (Sh., Ork., Cai., Abd., Fif., Rxb. 1958). Cf. Inner, n.; 2. inside twist, in curling: a twist which causes a curling stone to revolve on its sole to the right (Ayr.4 1928; Fif.14 1946).1. Sh. 1897 Shetland News (25 Dec.):
Doo needed inside claes ta shift dee.
2. Ayr. 1828 J. Dunlop Curling (1883) 24:
Tam' tak' a yard, and pass the guard: Oh mind the inside twist.

 Phr.: take inside, To appeal (a case) to the Inner House (see Inner).Edb. 1997:
I'm so annoyed with the Lord Ordinary's judgement that I'm going to take it inside.

Inside n., adj., prep.

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