Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BURNOCK, prop.n. The name of a tributary of the Lugar Water in Ayr. from which curling stones are obtained. Hence Burnock (water), (stane) (see quots.). Sc. 1874 Channel-Stane (1883) I. 22:
“Burnocks”, got out of the Burnock water in Ochiltree, Ayrshire, have long held a high place in curlers' esteem.
Sc. 1890 J. Kerr Hist. Curling 380:
Burnocks, Crawfordjohns, and Blantyres are neither too keen on keen ice nor too dull on dull ice.

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