from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of blood.


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  • The accused pled the privilege of one who was within the ninth degree of kin and "bluid" to Macduff, some time Earl of Fife, stating that he had gone to the Cross of Macduff, near Newburgh, and "given nine kye and ane colpindach (young cow), and was therefore free of the slaucher committed by him."

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • That day there was nearly murder done, for Donald drew his sgian-dhu and swore he would have the butler's "bluid," to which Grant responded by firing half a pail of water at the furious old man, who was then carried off, foaming and muttering wildly in Gaelic, and was only calmed down by

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai

  • "'Weel, weel,' said Mr Jarvie, 'bluid's thicker than water; and it liesna in kith, kin, and ally, to see motes in ilk other's een if other een see them no.'"

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • But, it wasn't too long after that it became very serious, septic shock was a term that was used, and a full cardio circulatory collapse, meaning his heart and his blood vessels, not enough bluid -- fluid, rather -- blood to flow around.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • Juist ca = just call killt = killed smeart = smeared bluid = blood shot the craw = shot the crow (i.e. ran away) an 'a' = and all (i.e. also OR as well) invitit = invited

    The Scottish Song

  • He says, "We'll fight ootside, Ah don't want bluid a 'ower ma flair."

    The Scottish Song

  • He wad gar their bluid fill the sheughs in the valleys.

    King Fareweel

  • "We hae naething to fear if they come in King George's name," he was saying; "we hae spent baith bluid and gold for him."

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • As Davie Gellatley put it, Balmawhapple had been "sent hame wi 'his boots full o' bluid!"

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • I went up to him, and asked him why he was doing so, and he replied, as his eyes flashed fire, that it was to revenge the insult offered to the bluid of M'Foy.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 563, August 25, 1832


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