Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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AFF-SHEARING, n. (See quot.)Ork. 1920 J. Firth Remin. Ork. Parish 115:
When cutting was finished the heuk hands got a specially thick spread of butter on their bread; this was called the “heuk butter” or “aff-shearing.”
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