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q. V.

" Arripio, to plucke, or rug to me ; " Duncan, App.
Etym., 1595, ed. Small.



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KUIFF, s. Running water, streams.

" . . . terras suaa de Petle vy cum tof tis, crof tis,
pasturia, privilegiis et le ruiff ad easdem speotantibua. "
Keg. Mag. Sig, 1513-1546, No. 2393.

Gael, ruith, flowing, act or state of flowing, as a
stream ; M'Leod and Dewar. It may, however, be re-
lated to 0. Pr. ravir, to bear away suddenly, Lat.
rapere. Cf. ravine, a hollow worn by floods, from 0. Fr.
ravine, rapidity, impetuosity ; see Skeat and Wedg-
wood.

RUN, part, and adj. Gone, completed, per-
fected : hence, complete, perfect, thorough,
out-and-out, habit-and-repute ; aS; a run-
knot, a complete knot, one that is tightly
drawn ; a run-Aei\, a thorough deil, a person
who is thoroughly wicked, also, a youth who
is exceedingly troublesome or continually
working niischief.

The Ladies arm-in-arm in clusters.
As great and gracious a' as sisters ;
But hear their absent thoughts o' ither,
They're a' run-deils an' jads thegither.

Bv/rns, The Twa Dogs.
For men I've'three mischievous boys,
Run-deils for rantiu' an' for noise.

Ihid. , The Inventory.

RUNCHEOK, RuNSiCK, s. Wild mustard;

Orkney. V. Runches.

These may be merely local varieties of the term
runches, by which the plant is known throughout the
central and southern counties of Scot. In Shetland it
is called rungy : see Edraonston's Gloss.

To RUND, Run, v. a. To shield. V. Band.

To RUNG, V. a. To fix rungs or steps in a
ladder, or spokes in a wheel ; Burgh Recs.
Edinburgh, II. 348, 350. V. Rung, s.

RUN-METAL, s. Cast-iron: metal that
has been run into a mould, as opposed to
that which has been forged. Also called
pot-metal, pat-metal.

RUNTY, adj. Short and thick-set, stunted.
V. Runt.

To RUTE, V. n. To take root, be securely
planted. V. [Rute].

To seis thy subiectis so in lufe and feir.

That rycht and reason in thy realme may rute.

God gife the grace aganis this gude new yeir.

Alex. Scott's Poems, p. 11, ed. 1882.

RUTILL AND, Rutlande, part. pr. Croak-
ing. V. Ruttle.

This term was left undefined by Jamieson. His
suggestion that it refers to the appearance of the raven
is a mistake : it refers to its rough voice, and is simply
a form of rattling, with the meaning implied in death-
rattle.

To RUTTLE, Rutle, Rutill, Ruckle, v.
n. To rattle ; to breathe or speak with a
rough rattling sound, as on the approach of
death, on account of cold, etc. : also, to



croak: part. pr. rutlande, Lyndsay, Papyngo^
1. 688 ; rutiiland, see DiCT.

Ruttle, Rutlin', Ruckle, Rucklin', s.

Rattle, rattling; the death-rattle, or any
noise occasioned by difficulty of breathing ;
also, a croak, croaking.

Dutch ratelen, to rattle, to make a hoarse or hard
rough sound. A.-S. hrcetele, a rattling.

Buttle, both as a v. and as a s. , is common in North
of Eng. also. V. Brockett.

RUWITH, adv. Errat. in Dict. for inwith,
within, inside.

A misreading in Pinkerton's version, as Jamieson
suspected. See Note in Diot!

RUYNE, s. A growl, curse. V. Eyne.
RYCE, Rts, Ryss, s. A twig. V. Rise.

RYELL, s. A coin. V. Rial.
RYIM, s. Rime, hoar frost ; Compl. Scot., p.
59, E.E.T.S. A.-S. hrim.

ToRYKE, i;. n. To reach. Y. Eike.

RYNDALE, s. A term apparently equivalent
to RUNKIG, q. V.

" . . . et lie Fieldland jacentem ryndale in terri-
torio de Cottis." Reg. Mag. Sig., 1513-1546, No. 3186.

To RYNDE, Rtnd, v. a. To melt. V.

Rind.
To RYNE, Rhtnb, Rotne, RutSte, v. n.

To growl, grumble, croak, mutter, cui'se.

V. QUHETNE.

Rtne, Rhtne, Royne, Rutne, s. A growl,^
grumble, croak, curse.

Thus leit he no man his peir ;
Gif ony nech wald him neir.
He bad thaim rebaldis orerCj
With a ruyne.

Houlate, 1. 910, Asloan MS.

Rynin, Roynin, Ruynin, s. Grumbling,
croaking, complaining.

A.-S. hrinan, Icel. hrina, to squeal like a pig, to
growl, grumble, complain.

RYN-MART, Ryn-Mutton, Ryn-Wedye,

s. V. under Rhind Mart.

The explanation of these terms offered by Jamieson
is not satisfactory ; but no better one has been sug gested.
It is useless to speculate regarding them, for the terms
have long since passed out of use. See under Mart.

To RYNSE, RiNGE, Reinge, v. a. To rinse,

lave, clear, clean, purify. Addit. to Reenge,

q.v.

And in Aquary, Citherea the olere
Rynsid hir treSsis like the goldin wyre.

Kingis Quair, si. 1, Skeat.

Rynse, Reinge, s. A rinsing, scouring, cleans-
ing, washing. Addit. to Ringe, s. 2, q. v.

Rynser, Ringer, Reinger, s. A rinser.
Addit to Reenge, s. 1, q. v.



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S.



'S, 'Se, -s, -se. Besides the possessive case of
nouns, these forms represent —

1. The pronoun Ms ; as in " till's ain time
comes."

Had rowth o' gear, and house o's ain,
And beef laid in an' a'.
Alex. Wilson's Poems, ii. 369, ed. 1876.

2. The present tense of the verb to have, or
has, which is still used both in sing, and pi. ;
as in " Thou 'se nathing to fear ; " " We 'se
got it, an' we 'se keep it," i.e., we've got it
and we'll keep it ; see under s. 4, below.

I'll clout my Johnie's gray breeks.
For a' the ill he's done me yet.

Song, Johnie's Gray Bresks.
Wee modest crimson-tipped flow'r,
Thou's met me in an evil hour ;
For I maun crush amang the stour
Thy slender stem.
Burns, To a Mountain Daisy, st. 1.

3. The present tense of the verb to he, or is,
which is still used in both numbers.

There's nae luck about the house,
When our guidman's awa.

Hector Macneil.

Jenny and her jo's come.

Old Song.

4. They represent the verb sal. Old Northern
form of shall; and therefore express (in a
future sense) purpose, determination, etc.
In some cases the present also is included ;
as in " Tse no do that," i.e., I'll not do that,
I shall not do it now or ever.

But, I'se hae sportin by and by,

For my gowd guinea ;
Tho' I should herd the Buckskin kye

For't, in Virginia.

Burns, Epistle to Rankin.

In this sense 's, 'se should, more correctly, be writ-
"fcen s'j' thus, "Is' no do that, " i.e., I shall not do that.

"He's, probably short for he sal (he will) ; still in
use in the North of England." Note to The Two
Noble Kinsmen, iii. 2, 22, ed. Skeat, 1875. For fur-
ther explanation see Dr. Murray on Scot. Dialects, p.
216.

-5. In the same sense they express a promise,
threat, etc. ; as in, " Ye'se get mair than ye
bargain for."

But Mauchline race or Mauohline fair,
I should be proud to meet you there :
We'se gie ae nicht's discharge to care

If we forgather,
An' hae a swap o' rhymin-ware
Wi' ane anither.

Burns, Ep. to Lapraik.
The following stanza, from the old version of " The
Weary Band o' Tow," is remarkable for the number
and variety of the examples of 's and 'se which it con-
tains.



weel's us a' on our guidman,

For he's come hame,
Wi' a suit o' new claes ;

But sarkin he's got nane.
Come lend to me some sarkin,

Wi' a' the haste ye dow,
And ye'se be weel pay'd back again,

When ance I spin my tow,

SACCADGE, s. Sack, pillage, plundering.

" . . . for the misery infliotd by the Gothes at
the saccadge of Rome." Blame of Kirkburiall, ch. 2.
Fr. sac, ruin, spoil ; from Lat. saccus, a sack, bag.
' ' From the use of a sack in removing plunder ; "
Skeat's Etym. Diet.

SACHT, part. pt. Eeconciled. V. Saucht.

SAOKLESS, Sakles, adj. V. Saiklbss.

SAORAND, Sacrtng, Saortn, adj. Sacring,
i.e., giving notice of sacred or holy services ;
" the sacrand bell," Dunbar and Kennedy,
1. 160 ; Mait. Club Misc., iii. 203.

Sacrand is the old sacring, the pres. part.

"Sacring hell, the little bell rung at mass to give
notice that the elementsare consecrated [i.e., are being
consecrated] ; see Henry VIII., iii. 2, 295 ; " Schmidt
Shakespeare's Lexicon.

SAGEISTANE, Segstak, s. A sexton.
E. sacrist and sacristan.
Sagristane; Burgh Kecs. Aberdeen, 1503, i. 72, Sp. 0.
Segstar; Ibid., 1531, i. 143.

SAIG, Saige, s. Forms of Segb, q. v. ; see
also under Sege.

To SAIG, V. a. To press down. V. Sag,

Seg.

SAILLIE, Sailye, Sally, s. A projection ;
out jutting; applied to a room, gallery, or
other building projecting beyond the face
of a house or wall.

The saillie or sailye was a device to enlarge the rooms
of houses built in the narrow streets and lanes of olden
times ; specimens of which may still be seen in many of
our large towns. It was adopted also as a means of
defence in fortified castles, city walls, &c. ; and gave a
massive frowning appearance to the battlements.
When so used, it was called a corbalsailye, q. v.

0. Fr. saillie, a projection; "an eminence, iutting
or bearing out beyond others ; " Cotgr. Fr. saillir, to
to go out, issue forth, project.

SAIL-STONE, Sah^e-Stane, s. The stone

for sailing by, i.e., the lodestone, magnet.

" Magnes, the adamant, the saile-stone.'' Duncan's
App. Etym., ed. Small, E.D.S.

SAIM, Seim, Seem, Seam, s. Fat, lard;

but generally applied to hog's-fat, hog's-

lard. V. [Same].

When used in the sense of hog's fat or hog's-lard,
saim is short for hog's-saim. This is shown by the



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other compounds still in use, such aa hen-saim, goose-
saim, swine-saim. The word is pron. both saim and
seam.

Saim is not from A. -S. seim, aa is frequently stated,
but from 0. Fr. saim, lard, contr. from L. Lat. sagi-
men ; cf. saginare, to fatten. V. Burguy, s. v.

"The A.-S. seim is easily seen to be a fiction, be-
cause the diphthong ei is unknown in A.-S. MSS."
Skeat.

SAIR, adj. Severe, greedy, undue. Addit-

to Sair, q. V.

"Complaint of the baxtaris and maltmen agania
David Graheme, oustummair, for trubling of thaim in
the wrangua and sair taking of thair custum." Burgh
Recs. Stirling, 1546-7, p. 46.

.SAIR, Sairin. Y.Ser.

SAKAR, s. A purser, treasurer.

" Comperit in the said fenssit court dene George
Esok, subprior of Cambusachennooht, and dene John
Arnot, sakar of the said place, and thar requirit the
said Duncan Patonsouu to pay thame ane stane of talk
or of xvjd., eftir the forme and tenor of thar chartour."
Burgh Keos. Stirling, 17 January, 1520-1.

"It was fundin be the inquest that Duncan Bow-
sould mak the pot that he keist to dene Johen Arnot,
sakar of Cambuasokennecht, ane gude sufficient pot."
Ibid., 23 Oct., 1525.

L. Lat. saccus, a bag, purse ; saccare, to put into a
bag; Ducange.

SALAR, Saler, Salure, s. A salt-cellar.
Addit. to Saler, q. v.

SALLAT, Sallet, Sellet, s. A helmet.
V. Sellat.

Sallat-Oil, Sellett-Oyle, s. a coarse
kind of oil used in polishing helmets, in
cleaning armour, domestic utensils, etc.
Kates of Customs, 1612, Halyburton's
Ledger, p. 311.

Frequently called, and written sallad-oil; but not to
be confounded with the pure, sweet oil now called
salad-oil. See Palmer's Folk Etymology, p. 338

0. Fr. salade, a sallet or head piece ; see Cotgr.

SALMON, s. The great and inviolable oath

of the Scottish gipsies : a corr. of O. Fr.

sarment, an oath.

" She swore by the salmon, if we did the kinchin no
harm, she would never tell how the ganger got it."
Sir W. Scott, Guy Mannering, ch. xxxiv.

SALMON-TAIL, S almond -Taill, Sal-
mont-Taill, Samont-Taill, Saumont-
Taill, s. The tail-piece of a salmon, the
portion extending from the vent or anal-fin
to the tip of the tail.

This portion of the fish, being the cheapest, was much
in demand by the lower classes in Glasgow. But aa
the population increased, and the salmon did not, this
article of food naturally rose in price : a result which
the people stoutly resisted, and which they attributed
simply to the greed of the magistrates and of their ser-
vant the breaker or salesman of salmon at the public
stocks. Troubled by the continued clamour and re-
peated charges against this public servant, the magis-
trates at length were compelled to take action ; and,

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probably understanding the real cause of the rise in
price, and foreseeing that the rise must increase rather
than abate, they tried to steer a middle course by draw-
ing out a scale of charges which apparently fixed the
price of the article, but at the same time gave oppor-
tunity for its advance. The following was their resolu-
tion, which was generally accepted throughout the city
as " the law of salmon tails."

"The pro vest, baily eis, and counsall, wnderstanding
the grait abuse done and committit by William Ander-
sone, present breker of the salmound, in taking sutche
grait and exorbitant pryoes for the taillis of salmound
att his awin pleasour and optioun, far exceiding the
prycis that war wont to be takine of old ; for remeiding
quhairof it is statut ami ordauit that the said William,
nor na vtheris the breckeris of salmound att the tounes
commoun stock, tak na mair for salmotmd taillis heir-
efter except the pryces following, viz. aught pennies
for the taill of ane lytill salmound, and sextein pennis
for the taill of ane meikle salmound, and that vnder
the pane of deprivatioun presentUe, the samein being
tryit ; and yeit, for the regard thej beir to the said
William, they will oversie him to tak, during thair
willis onlie, tuelff pennis for the taill of ane lytle sal-
mound, and twa schillings for the taill of ane meikle
salmound." Burgh E,ecs. Glasgow, 13 April, 1638,
vol. i., p. 387, Rec. Soc.

For a time peace was restored, and the sale of the
town's salmon went on quietly ; but as the demand far
exceeded the supply, the breker felt he could get a bet-
ter price for the tails, and was tempted to adopt ques-
tionable practices in order to secure it. Fish of medium
size he cut slightly above the crumb or vent, that their
tails might look like tails of "meikle salmound," and
so fetch the highest price. Again the outcry against
the salinou-breaker was raised, his greed and his mal-
practices became subjects of public talk ; and the
poor, who could no longer be purchasers, declared they
were wronged and oppressed. Once more the magis-
trates were compelled to deal with the case ; and aa
the breaker was clearly in fault his dismissal was all
but resolved on. However, by judicious apologies
before the council, and through the influence of
powerful friends outside, he was retained in office ;
hat he was strictly bound down to the law of tails,
and to implicit obedience thereto by the threat of
instant dismission should he offend again. At the
same time the council expressed its sympathy with
the people by fixing a new scale of charges, and
reducing the highest price of a tail from two shillings
to twenty pence, Scotch. There, however, their sym-
pathy ended : for the prices they then fixed were
considerable in advance of those of 1C38. The ordin-
ance of the council on this occasion was as follows : —

"The pro vest, bailleia, and counsall, taking to ther
consideratioune the great wrongis and abuissis done be
the breker of the salmount, in taking far greater and
moir exorbitant pryces for the tails of salmount nor
hes bein done heirtofoir or allowed be the counsall
conforme to the act sett doun theranent vpon the
threttein day of Aprill 1638; the saids provest,
bailleis, and counsall now ordain that he tak no moir
for the taile of ilk salmount he breks of the pryce of
twentie schilings and benethe but twelff' penneis Scotes
moneye allanerlie ; and for the taill of ilk salmount he
breks that is of the pryce betuixt twentie and threttie
schilings, sextein penneis ; and for the taill of ilk sal-
mound that is above threttie or fourtie schilings, or
above, of his broking, twentie penneis Scotes moneye ;
swa that the dearest tail of salmound that he sail brek
sail not exoeid the said soume of tuentie penneis
moneye. And that he saU be heirby bund and
astrictit to lay the tails of the salmount to these partes
that he sail brek, that gif it be the buyers will and
desyr to have the tail with that pairt of the fische they
buy, that the persone sail have it to whom it sail fall



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be lot or cavill, the said breker sail rander the samein
vpon payment of the pryees on the tails aa ia above
writtin, having respect to the pryees of the salmound
as it is above specefeit. Nather sail it be leasum to
him to cutt the salmound above the orumbe or any
pairte therof. And gif it sail happen him to contra-
vein in any of the premisis heirefter he is presentlie to
be dischargeit of his said charge and haill casualties he
has therby, and never to be readmitit therto," Burgh
Recs. Glasgow, ii. 67-8, Rec. Soc.

Such was the famous ' Law of Salmon Tails ' to
which in after years the people of Glasgpw frequently
appealed. But it is now only a record of the past.
The Clyde, which then was one of the best salmon
rivers in Scotland, is now noted for something so very
different, that from Dumbarton to Kutherglen no
salmon could live in it.

To SALLY, Satjlly, v. n. To move or run
•from side to side, as children do in certain
games, and as workmen do on board a ship
after it is launched ; to rock or swing from
side to side, like a small boat at anchor;
also, to rise and fall, like a ship on a rough
sea.

Sally, Saully, s. A run from side to side ;
a rush or dash ; a swing from side to side,
rocking ; a continuous rising and falling, a
sail in a small boat over rough water ; the
swinging or bounding motion of a ship at
sea.

Fr. saillir, to issue forth, bound, leap.

SALT. V. under Salt-pat, in Dict.

To the note on Spilling Salt add the following : —
Spilling salt at table was formerly reckoned a serious
and ominous accident, presaging a quarrel between the
person spilling the salt and the person towards whom
the spilled salt fell. The seriousness of the quarrel
was indicated by the quantity spilled ; and the extent
or endurance of it by the surface over which the salt
spread. The accident was in any case a matter of
grave concern to the parties interested ; but it was of
gravest import if they happened to be relatives, and
above all if they were members of the same family and
household.

To Cast Saut Upo' Ane's Tail. This
expression is used in various ways, but
the most common applications are to take
one unawares, to get the better of one in
argument, in bargain-making, or by means
of some sly, underhand trick.

Burns in fond praise of his faithful, oft-tried, riding
mare, Jenny Geddes, said she could outstrip even "the
fleet dawn," for he could, with fitting opportunity, —

. . . when auld Phcebus bids good morrow,
Down the zodiac urge the race.
And cast dirt on his godship's face :
For I could lay my bread and kail.
He'd ne'er cast saut upo' thy tail.

Burns, Ep. to Hugh Parker

SALUTE, pret. and part. pt. Saluted.

With ana humble and lamentable chere
Thus salute I that goddesse bryght and clere.

The Kingis Qttair, st. 98, ed. Skeat.



SALVED, Saltjed, pret. and part. pt.
Healed, doctored; Awnt. Arthur, 17, 12.

SAMBUTES, s. pi. Housings, saddle-
cloths; Awnt. Arth., i. 11, MS. Douce.
Addit. to Sambutes, q. v.

Jamieson's etym. of this term is defective. The word,
has come from L. Lat. sambvta, contracted sabuta,
" curris vel equi ornatus ; " Ducange.

SAMEABILL, Semlabill, adj. Similar,,
like ; Burgh Recs, Aberdeen, I. 320.

Sameahill is prob. a mistake for samlabill '■ the tran-
scriber having misread a short I as an e. The form sem-
labill occurs in p. 317 of same vol.

SAJSTAP, s. A napkin ; Awnt. Arth. 35, 8.
Errat. in DiCT.

Delete the entry under this heading in DiCT. The
phrase " sanapes and salers" means napkins and salt-
cellars ; and the use of the sanap is clearly indicated
by the full form of the name — a savenappe. The
Prompt. Parv. gives, " sanop, manutergium, mantile."'
See Sir F. Madden's ed. of Sir Gawayne.

SAND-BLIND, Saan-Blin, adj. Y. Dict.

As noted by Jamieson, this term has various applica-
tions ; but it always implies that the person so afliicted
is partially blind. Lit. it means half-blind, and is a
corr. of 0. Eng. sam-blind: from A.-S. sdm, half, and
blind, blind. See Palmer's Polk Etymology, p. 339.

SANDE,j9a?-«.j9<. V. Dict.

Delete this entry in DiCT. Sande is a misreading of
Saude, sewed, embroidered ; q. v.

SANDEL, Sandil, s. The sparling or
smelt : lit. little sand-fish. West of S.

SANDEL, s. Silk. V. Sendal.

SANDERS, Saunders, Sanners, Sauners,.
s. 1. Abbrev. of Alexander. V. Sandie.

This abbrev. of the name, in all its various forms, is
generally applied to an elderly person ; and its equiva-
lent Sandie is applied to younger persons. This dis-
tinction is almost constantly observed in families
where father and son are named Alexander. For ex-
ample, a wife will say to her husband as he leaves
home on some errand : — "Sanders, gin you see Sandie
on the road sen' him hame. " In a similar way the
forms Sandie or Sannie and SannocJ: are employed.

2. A ludicrous and familiar name for the

devil : sometimes the adjective mdd or aul'

is prefixed.

Considering the religions bias and upbringing of the-
Scottish people, it is surprising to find in their voca-
bulary so many familiar and jocular names for the devil^
and so many playful allusions to his abode, his charac-
ter, and his wiles. In our old popular poetry, but
specially in our older proverbs, and in the familiar
sayings of every day life, this grim humour is of fre-
quent occurrence ; but generally there is an air of
geniality about it, and very seldom does it appear in
an offensive or irreverent form. See Burns' Address to
the Deil, and the following passage of later date.
It had been good for you and me.

Had mither Eve been sic a beauty.
She soon would garr'd auld Saunders flee
Back to his dungeon dark and sooty.

Alex. Rodger, Whistle Binkie, i. 127.



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SANDS. To tak' the sands, to flee the
country, seek safety in flight ; Burns.

SANG, My Sang, Ma Sang. A veil'd oath ;
a corr. of the O. Fr. oath, La Sangue, or La
Sangue Dieu. Addit. to Sang, q. v.

Delete the last para, of the entry in DiCT. Jamieson
was misled by his etym. of this term, which is a mere
fancy.

SANGrSTER, s. A songster, singer ; also, a
collection of songs or of song-tunes. V.

Sang.

" Oscen, qui ore canit ; a sangster, a singing foule
shewing things to come ;" Duncan's App. Etym., ed.
Small, E.D.S.

SANNOCK, s. A dimin. of Sannie, Sandie,
&c.; an abbreviation of Alexander.

An' L — remember siugiug SannocTc,

Wi' hale hreeks, saxpence, and a hannook.

Bums, Letter to James Tennant.

SAP, Sapp, s. a bunch, clump ; the sap, a
kind of bait used in eel-fishing, consisting
of a number of worms strung on woollen
yarn and formed into a bunch or clump ;
West of S. V. Sop.

To Sap, Sapp, v. n. To fish with the sap ;
part. pr. sapping.

This mode of fishing for eels is practised in salt
water as well as fresh, and is still followed at the
mouth of tidal rivers on the east coast of England.
There also it is called by the same name sapping. V.
Life of Frank Buckland, p. 217.

Sap is simply a form of sop, a round compact mass,
from loel. soppr, a ball ; see under Soppb.

SAP, Saup, s. a quantity, lot: applied to
liquids, and generally to liquor. West of
S., Orkney.

These are prob. local forms of Soirp, Sup, q. v. The
term generally implies a small quantity or lot, and is
often used by persons wishing to extenuate the quan-
tity of liquor they have consumed.

SAPE, s. Soap. V. Saip.

SARGE, s. A taper ; B. R. Aberd., I. 206,

Sp. 0. V. Sekge.
SARKIE, s. Dimin. of Saek, q. v.

SATOURE, s. Del. this entry in DiCT.,
and see Fatoure.

Satoure is a misreading of fatoure, a deceiver ; and
all the editions of The Kingis Quair have this mistake,
except the one by Prof. Skeat, which has fatoure.
Sibbald reads /eaior, this also is wrong.

SAUCHTER, Sawschik, s. Forms of
Sauser, q. v. Errat. in DiCT.

The meaning which Jamieson suggested for these
forms is a mistake ; so also is the etymology. And
very probably sauchter is a misreading or a raiswriting
of sauchier or saucher. However, the meaning is
simply saucer, figure or emblem of a saucer, a saucer-
shaped cavity. V. Sauser.



To SAUOHTINE, v. a. To reconcile, make
peace between. V. Saucht.

Dear laydy, yet thu sucoure me
And sauchtine me and thi sowne,
That I ma cume with hym to wyne
And bruk his blys. —

Barhour, Legends of the Saints.

A.-S. saht, reconciliation. The M. Eng. verb to re-
concile was sahtlen, from A.-S. sahtlian. See under
SAtrcHT in Dicr.

SAUDE, part. pt. Sewed, embroidered,
ornamented.

Here sadel sette of that iike
Saude with sambutes of silke.

Awnt. Arthure, 2, 11, MS. Douce.

Misprinted sande in Pinkerton's version.
Sir F. Madden with hesitancy suggested " served "
as the meaning of this term ; but that it is simply a
form of sewed (indeed, it represents a pron. that is still



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