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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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BOARD, n. Sc. usages. See also Buird.

1. A slab of broken ice (Abd. Mry., 1975).Gsw. 1774 Dmf. Weekly Mag. (1 Feb.):
He found a girl about three years old, with her hands tied behind her back, lying amongst the boards of ice on the river.

2. The rink at curling.Rnf. 1965 T. E. Niven East Kilbride 299:
Another name was the “board”, the two ends being the “board head”.

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