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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CUDDIE, Kuddi, Koddi, n.2 A small basket, made of straw or dockens and used for holding bait, salt, spoons, etc. (Sh. 1825 Jam.2; 1866 Edm. Gl.; 1908 Jak. (1928), koddi; 1913–14 J. M. Hutcheson W.-L.). [′kʌdi, ′kɔdi]Sh.(D) 1877 G. Stewart Fireside Tales 92:
My sea büits an' my küitikens, Just see dey're in da büddie . . . An' sae my lempit cuddie.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
A limpet kuddi is made of dokkens and is adapted to being carried in the hand; a saat kuddi is made of straw and is adapted to hanging on a peg or standing on a shelf.

[Etym. uncertain, but cf. Norw. dial. kodde, a cushion, Sw. kudde, a pillow, a small bag. Cf. Cod, n.1]

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