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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YOWTHER, n.1, v.1

I. n. A lever (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff 214); a push, heave (Id.).

II. v. To move by means of a lever, to push, heave (Ib.).

[From louther, Lewder. See P.L.D. § 93.7., and Y, letter, 2.(3)(ii).]

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