Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large piece of anything; a considerable portion; a flat piece of anything.
  • n. A slap; a blow or stroke.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Hutcheon had nae will to the wark, but he had stood by Dougal in battle and broil, and he wad not fail him at this pinch; so down the carles sat ower a stoup of brandy, and Hutcheon, who was something of a clerk, would have read a chapter of the Bible; but Dougal would hear naething but a blaud of Davie Lindsay, whilk was the waur preparation.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • Hutcheon had nae will to the wark, but he had stood by Dougal in battle and broil, and he wad not fail him at this pinch; so doun the carles sat ower a stoup of brandy, and Hutcheon, who was something of a clerk, would have read a chapter of the Bible; but Dougal would hear naething but a blaud of Davie Lindsay, whilk was the waur preparation.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • As, for example, a parishioner in an Ayrshire village, meeting his pastor, who had just returned after a considerable absence on account of ill health, congratulated him on his convalescence, and added, anticipatory of the pleasure he would have in hearing him again, “I'm unco yuckie to hear a blaud o 'your gab.”

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • But he's a fine crater, Shargar, an 'I dinna think he'll be that easy to blaud.

    Robert Falconer

  • "Hoot, my lord!" he exclaimed, as he sought his blue cotton handkerchief, "ye sudna hae dune that: ye'll blaud the carpet!"

    Malcolm

  • Kerneguy -- "a hungry tike ne'er minds a blaud with a rough bane."

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

  • "Whan ye tak 'it up, be carefu' hoo ye han'le 't, baith for it's some weyk, and for it's no ower clean, and micht blaud the bonnie white han's o 'sic God-servers as yersels.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • "They war fechtin 'i' the verra street; ruggin 'ane anither's heids, an' peggin 'at ane anither's noses, an' doin 'their verra endeevour to destroy the image o' the Almichty -- it wasna muckle o ''t that was left to blaud.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • They're terrible laddies to blaud (spoil) their claes! "

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • It wad blaud a 'thing gien I was hurried to du something afore I kenned what. "

    The Marquis of Lossie

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