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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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DICTIONAR, -Er, Dickshinir, n. Sc. forms of Eng. dictionary. Known to Bnff.2, Abd. and Ags. correspondents, Fif.10, Slg.3 1940. [′dɪkʃɪnər, -ʃɔnər]Sc. 1746 Lyon in Mourning (S.H.S.) II. 294:
Youl easyly percive by our epistles that ther is neither grammer, Dictioner, nor spelling books in this venerabl Castle.
Sh. 1916 J. J. H. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr Maerch 19:
Mony a göd wird never wins i da dictionar.
Abd. 1920 G. P. Dunbar Peat Reek 22:
Ootside the Domin's dickshinir, weel bun' in gowd an' green.
Abd. 1996 Sheena Blackhall Wittgenstein's Web iv:
Twis a stammygaster fin a wee Scots pedant screived tae me (fair set on garrin me agree wi him) that the grammar an spellin o Lallans wis fit Scots poetry sud be aa aboot!...I dinna recollect ae relation, stoppin mid-ben a spikk an wheekin oot a dictionar tae see gin a wird wis richt standart Scots or nae!
Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 56:
Mind ye what Sam, the lying loun! Has in his Dictionar laid down?

[Found in O.Sc. from 1574; Fr. dictionnaire, Med.Lat. dictionarium.]

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