from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Extraordinary; remarkable: as, byous weather.
- Extraordinarily; uncommonly; very: as, byous hungry.
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It 's no because its boughs are busk'd in any byous green,
But gi'en, by coortesy like, he hed a word i 'the case, he cudna objec' -- that is, gien he hae onything o 'the gentleman left intil him, which nae doobt may weel be doobtfu' -- for wasna he a byous expense wi 'his drink an' the gran 'ootlandish dishes he bude to hae!
"That's as may be; gin I bena mista'en, there's a byous
"Weel, my lord an 'my leddy war sittin' i 'the muckle ha', for they cudna gang to their beds in sic a byous storm, whan him 'at was the chief o' them was ushered in by the seneschal, that's the steward, like, booin 'afore him, an' ca'in 'him the Prence, an' nae mair, for he cudna min 'the name o' 's place lang eneuch to say 't ower again.