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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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DOWTER, Daowter, n. Variant forms of Eng. daughter (Ork.1 1940, daowter, Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Rxb. 1942 Zai). [′dʌutər]Ork. 1912 J. Spence in Old-Lore Misc. V. ii. 69:
Manse haed ae dowter, an' shu was as bonnie a lass as luk tae tha sun.
Ork. 1952 R. T. Johnston Stenwick Days (1984) 27:
"Whar wis yin?" asked Pottinger when Henrietta had gone on her errand.
"Me dowter, Henrietta."

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