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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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BLID, n. Blood. The mod. pronunciation [blɪd] of older blude [blyd] in em. and wm.Sc. See P.L.D. § 35 and Blude, n.

Sc. form of Eng. blood.Edb. 1928 A. D. Mackie Poems in Two Tongues 59:
And the auld blid biles up in me and speaks O' far dim herbours.
Ork. 1952 R. T. Johnston Stenwick Days (1984) 23:
"Yaas, I kin afford id, bit that disno mak' me like id. An' onywey this Pottinger wants me blid. He says id in his letter. ... "
m.Sc. 1988 William Neill Making Tracks 31:
I canna credit that his blid is bew
whase faithers kent nae chairgers, helm or glaive
but brewt guid yill wi baurley-maut an barm.

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