Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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I. v. To cough.Sc. 1726 Ramsay T.-T. Misc. (1876) I. 130:
To whost and hirple o'er my tree.
II. n. A cough (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., whust).Peb. 1793 R. D. C. Brown Comic Poems (1817) 172:
Rifts and whoasts frae baith their ends.
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