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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHUVE, v., n. Also ¶shöive (Sh. 1915 Old-Lore Misc. VIII. i. 61); shoeve (Cai. 1965 Edb. John o' Groat Liter. Soc. Mag. 10); shiv (Sh. 1891 J. Burgess Rasmie's Büddie 62; Cai. 1909 D. Houston 'E Selkie Man 7, Abd. 1929 J. Alexander Mains and Hilly 39), shivv (Abd. 1961 P. Buchan Mount Pleasant 3), shive (Sh. 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 42). Sc. forms of Eng. shove (Rnf. 1806 R. Tannahill Poems (1900) 78; Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond B. Bowden (1922) 110; Edb. 1910 Scotsman (9 Sept.)). [ʃøv, ʃɪv]

Sc. usages in combs.: (1) shove-by, shiv-, a hastily-prepared or makeshift meal (ne.Sc., em., wm., s.Sc. 1970); (2) shove-ower, id.(1) Fif. 1897 G. Setoun G. Malcolm ix.:
A short prayer's like a brose breakfast, just a shove by.
Abd. 1956 People's Jnl. (15 Sept.):
It wis a holiday for the weemin fowk an' a shove-by o' a denner.
(2) Sc. 1896 Scots Mag. (June) 4:
I canna eat by mysel'; I'm aye just pleased wi' a shove-ower.

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