from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A soft cheese made from curds.
- n. Scots Porridge; gruel.
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- n. Gruel or thin porridge
- n. A Scottish form of cottage cheese
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Meal and cold water, or sometimes milk, stirred together so as to form a thick gruel; hence, any porridge.
- n. Curds from which the whey has been pressed out, mixed with butter.
An 'they cry' crowdie 'evermair. cho: Aince crowdie, twice crowdie,
"Barley crowdie, " Ian said, gazing proudly at the cup as though it were his firstborn child.
He left me lying on my pillows, wondering what to do with the cup of crowdie.
Mungo, priet (tasted) a soup o 'the crowdie, an' wi 'that he seiz't haut
Sure enough, at crowdie-time, the men were seen coming aft, with Maxwell in the van carrying a bowl, on the pretext of a complaint against the cook.
He teuk the horn3 from Mungo, priet4 a soup o 'the crowdie, an' wi 'that he seiz't haut o' the man by baith shouthers ere the blastie5 raught6 for's knife.
Csesar and Grannie were at the preaching-house, Nancy Joe was cooking crowdie for supper, and Kate and Philip talked.
When enough meal had been added, and the stirring was completed, the crowdie was made.
To enjoy crowdie at his age, besides, indicated that he still possessed that quality on which no doubt much of his practical success in life had depended, — a strong and healthy digestion.
There he had his breakfast of “crowdie,” which he made with his own hands.