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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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BYEUK, Byook, Byuck, n. Other forms of Buik, n., q.v.; known to Lnk.3 1938. Dim. byuckie. [bjuk, bjʌk]Sc. 1831 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) III. 244:
Frae readin' their byuckies ane wushes to ken theirsels . . . for their personal characters are revealed in their volumms.
Bnff.(D) 1924 Burnie's Jeannie in Swatches o' Hamespun 9:
The dominie lent me the byeuk.
Abd. 1995 Flora Garry Collected Poems 20:
Byeuks an learnin tooke me i the eyn.
Amid the big toons' fyaacht an dirdumdree ...
Bch.(D) 1932 P. Giles in Abd. Univ. Review (March) 101:
Gyaun ta the kirk wi' Baikie in'er fite mutch an' a duffel cloak an' her byook, and a clean naipkin an' some stalkies o' mairjoram an' thyme in 'er han'.

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