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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BAFUFF, BAL(L)FUFF, BELFUFF, n. A fictitious place, remote and unspecified. [bɛl′fʌf Bnff., bɑl′fʌf Abd., Ags.; bɑ′fʌf Ags.]Bnff.4, Bnff.7, Abd.13 1912:
Bnff.2 1932:
Dae ye tell m' 'at ye never h'ard o' the place? It's nae sae far awa' 's the back o' Belfuff.
Ags. 1897 “F. Mackenzie” Sprays of Northern Pine 54:
Forvie Sands, gudewife; that's shurely at the back o' Bafuff?
Ags.2 1933:
The back o' Balfuff, far the grey mare foaled the fiddler.

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