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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KIG, n. Sh. form of Eng. keg (Sh. 1960). [kɪg]Sh. 1822 S. Hibbert Descr. Shet. 512:
Strik da head oot o' da drink kig and ouse da boat; da watter wis up at da fasta bands.
Sh. 1836 Gentleman's Mag. II. 593:
A drap o' hey brù in a ulie kig.
Sh. 1916 J. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr (Siptember 20):
What canna mak a kig may dö ta mak a daffik.
Sh. 1951 Sh. Folk Bk. II. 1:
Dey hed a kig at stod ahint de restin' shaer at dey keepit fir watter.

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"Kig n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 14 Apr 2024 <>



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