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Glossary Of Scottish Words Used By Robert Burns: J-Words
by Robert Burns
- Jade; also a familiar term among country folks for a giddy young girl.
- To dally, to trifle.
- Talking, and not always to the purpose.
- A jerk of water, to jerk, as agitated water.
- Course raillery, to pour out, to shut, to jerk as water.
- A jilt, a giddy girl.
- To jump; slender in the waist, handsome.
- To dodge, to turn a corner; a sudden turning, a corner.
- Jink an' diddle
- Moving to music, motion of a fiddler's elbow; starting here and there with a tremulous movement.
- That turns quickly; a gay sprightly girl.
- Dodging; the quick motion of the bow of the fiddle.
- A jemissionemmission of water; to squirt.
- A kind of knife.
- To stoop, to bow the head; to conceal.
- Jow, to jow
- The swinging motion and pealing sound of a large bell.
- To jostle, a push with the elbow.
Source:The Poetical Works Of Robert Burns
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