from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of elbow.


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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."

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • 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.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • 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.'

    Robert Falconer

  • "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

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • -- I doobt, sir, gien he wad ait or drink gien I wasna at his elbuck. "

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald


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