Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CAIRD, Kairt, v.3 To mix; gen. followed by through (Bnff.2, Ags.1, Lnk.3, Kcb.9 1938). Card in this sense is now obs. in Eng. (see N.E.D.).Abd.9 1938:
He kairtit them a' through ither.Per. 1934 M. L. Anderson W.-L.:
Speaking of the difference in temperament and character of two daughters she [the mother] said “it was a peety they couldna be cairded through ane anither.”Lnk. c.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 209:
Ye're unco little, and I'm o'er muckle, and gin ye and I war ance cairded thro' ither, we may get bonny weans o' a midlen mak.
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