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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BYOUTY, BYOWTY, n. ne.Sc. forms of Eng. beauty. [′bjʌuti]Bnff.(D) 1927 E. S. Rae Hansel fae Hame 43:
A ruin but nae o' byouty shorn, For nature is to a' forlorn A kin'ly frien'.
Abd.(D) 1932 R. L. Cassie Scots Sangs 46:
The het glint o' the sin seen gars them open their een, an' min' 'at they're i' the hicht an' fu'ness o' life in a wardle o' byowty.

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