Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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GULLIE, n.2 See quot.:Dmb. 1964:
Refering to a chestnut or conker, which has broken the opponent conker, it becomes “a gullie o' ane.” The next victory makes it “a gullie o' twa” etc. If it next defeats “a gullie o' six” then it becomes an “eight” and so on.
[A corruption of Bully, n.1]
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