from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Scotch form of
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So with the greatest readiness he struck straight out behind and took Saunders what he himself called a "dinnle on the elbuck."
For I ken weel the nicht whan Alec Forbes cam 'hame wi' a lang and a deep cut upo 'the ootside o' 's left airm atween the shouther an 'the elbuck.
But my son Charley, him 'at 's deid an' gane hame, wad hae tell't ye it was idle time readin 'that, wi' sic a buik as that ither lyin 'at yer elbuck.'
"Weel, minister," said Saunders, penitently, "I ken brawly I'm i 'the wrang; but ye ken yersel', gin ye had gotten a dinnle i 'the elbuck that garred ye loup like a troot i' Luckie Mowatt's pool, or gin ye had cuttit yersel 'wi' yer ain razor, wad 'Effectual
-- I doobt, sir, gien he wad ait or drink gien I wasna at his elbuck. "