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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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OUTSIDE, n., adv., prep. Also ootside. Sc. form and usages. [n., adv. ′ut′səid, prep. ′utsəid]

I. n. As in Eng. Phrs.: the outside o one's loof, see Luif, I. 4. (7); to gae tae the ootside, in mining: to work from the coal-face towards the pit bottom (Edb. 1944); to see to the ootside o' a thing, to understand.Abd. 1863 G. MacDonald D. Elginbrod iv.:
It jist taks me twise as lang as ither fowk to see to the ootside o' a thing.

II. adv. As in Eng. Phr.: to outside twist, in curling: to cause a stone to revolve on its sole to the left (Ayr. 1830 R. Broun Mem. Curl. Mab. 108).Abd. 1995 Flora Garry Collected Poems 19:
This hoose is yours, the gear, the folk
Ootside an in, baith but an ben.

Outside n., adv., prep.

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