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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BYAAK, BYAK, v. ne.Sc. forms of Eng. bake; known to Bnff.2, Abd.22 1938. For pa.t. and pa.p., see Beuk. [bjɑ(:)k]Bnff.(D) 1872 W. M. Philip It 'ill a' Come Richt xii.:
See til Jean Tamson . . . carryin, water, takin' in peats, milkin' the coo, byaken ae day, washen the neist.
Abd.(D) 1867 Mrs Allardyce Goodwife at Home xxiv.:
It [the smoke]'s jist like to pike oot my een, Gen I but byaak or brew.

Comb.: byaak-breed, a baking-board. See also Bake-brod.Bnff.2 1928:
Ye man notice fat wye yi turn yir byaak-breed.

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