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- adj. Bashful, sheepish.
- adj. Dull, stupid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to of sheep, goats, or calves.
- adj. bashful; timid; sheepish; -- chiefly Scottish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pale; ghastly.
- Dull; spiritless; stupid.
- Blunt; curt.
- Bashful; diffident.
- Naked; bare.
- To babble or prate about.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cry plaintively
- adj. disposed to avoid notice
But at no time was the genial little poet "blate," as he would himself have said.
“By my saul, Steenie, ye are not blate, to say so!” said the king.
Wull grips the banners well (that boy isna blate).
But, blate  an 'laithfu',  scarce can weel behave;
"He will be a little blate for such a namely man," said Margaret, but I could see there was a glow of pleasure over her.
"You're too blate, Colin," he said, and then he put his arm through his wife's and gave her a squeeze to take her into his joke.
But blate [323-29] and laithfu ', [323-30] scarce can weel behave;
"Faith, and you are _not_ blate," said she whimsically, but indifferent to remove herself from a grasp so innocent.
I like you little over-blate, Gilian, but I like you less over-bold.
"That's not so blate, John Hielan'man!" said she again to herself.