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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FAUP, n., v. n.Sc. form of whaup.

I. n. 1. = Whaup, n.1, a curlew; a disagreeable person (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 45). Comb.: faup mackarel, the garfish, Belone belone (Mry.2 1914).Abd. 1900 Abd. Wkly. Free Press (15 Sept.):
Dang 'im, the muckle faup. I kenna fat Mary sees aboot 'im.

2. = Whaup, n.2, a pod of peas or beans, full or shelled (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 45).

II. v. To shell peas; to form a pod (Ib.).

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