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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BY-SOUTH, prep. Lit. on the south of; in the quot. = below, beyond. Known to Bnff.2, Abd.22 1938. [bɪ′suθ]Abd. 1824 G. Smith Douglas, etc. 66:
Dead folk's wraiths . . . come back again, To tell . . . a'thing that gaes on by-south the grave.

[See Besooth.]

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"By-south prep.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Jun 2024 <>



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