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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WALLIPEND, v. Also waalipend (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.), walipen, waalipenn (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 204), wallapain; wilipen. Sc. forms of Eng. vilipend, to despise, disparage, abuse (Kcd. 1825 Jam.). See W, letter, 5. [′wɑləpɛn]Bnff. 1847 A. Cumming Tales 40:
Five or sax hun'er o' you bobin' in pulpits, wallapainin' your neipers.
Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xix.:
I cudna lat the lassie sit an' hear 'er nain pawrents wilipenit wi' the like o' 'im.
Abd. 1928 Word-Lore III. 147:
Gin Meggie hed jist walipenit them, they wid seen 'a fa'en awa' fae't.

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