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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LURE, n.1 Also leure, luer; loor (Sc. 1728 F. and W. Moncreiff Moncreiffs 414); lire (Abd. 1825 Jam.). The udder of a cow or other animal (Sc. 1825 Jam.; Ags.6 1880, Cai. 1902 E.D.D.; Ork., Cai., Fif., Edb. 1961); any piece of edible offal (Cai. 1917 John o' Groat Jnl. (24 March)). [lø:r, Lth. le:r]Edb. 1703 Edb. Mag. (July 1795) 54:
For a learge dish of tunge and luer, with a wenison sas . . . . . . £5. 8s.
Sc. 1736 Mrs McLintock Receipts 55:
To dress a Neats Tongue and Lure. Take two Tongues and Lure.
Knr. 1832 L. Barclay Poems 6:
Wi' lure he'd eat a half o' dozen O' niggards frae the midden risen.
Ayr. 1880 Jam. s.v. Lire:
The ratton ran up the rannle-tree Wi' a lump o' lean raw lure.
Cai. 1891 D. Stephen Gleanings 98:
It's twa three “lures” I got frae Maister Gilbart, sir.

[Etym. uncertain. Mid.Eng. has lure, id., c.1500. Connection with Ure, id., is hardly possible to establish.]

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