from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal (Scotch) form of paddle.
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of paddle.
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I've never had a chance yet to 'paidle' in a British burn. "
Did the queen ever wander here? did she ever "paidle in the burn when summer days were fine"? did its murmur ever soothe her ear? did she ever see her fair face in its pools, or drop bitter tears to mingle and; flow on with its waters?
"When I see a burn I e'en must juist paidle in it," retorted Tony, deliberately forswearing herself.
The male sea-horse puts the eggs in his breast-pocket; the male Kurtus carries them on the top of his head; the cock-paidle or lumpsucker guards them and aerates them in a corner of a shore-pool.