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bowf, bauf, bouf, bowff, bouff, buff, bowfie, bowffy, bowffie, bowfy, bowfin, bouffin, boufin, bowfing,
bowf [bʌuf]
n. A bark, a dog, a loud, dull sound, loud, hard cough.
v. To bark, to cough loud.

bowfie
adj. Loudly barking.

bowfin
adj. Barking, smelly.

Compounds and phrases etc.

bark an bowf: A scolding.
bowg, boug,
bowg [NN.b. bʌug]
n. The stomach or belly.

bowgsy
adj. Ill-shaped with distended stomach as a result of wrong feeding.

bowglag
adj. NN.b. Covered with bladder-like vesicles.
bowie, bowy, meal-bowie,
bowie ['bʌui]
n. A barrel for holding water or ale etc. A small tub for washing. A broad shallow dish. A bucket.
bowk, bouk, boak, boke, bock, bok, bolk, boac, bowkit, bowked, boaked, boukit, boakit, bocket, box, boked, byock, bockit, bokit,
bowk [bʌuk, bok]
n. A retching, vomit, belch. To gush, spurt, of a stream of water or blood etc.
v. To retch, vomit.
pt. pp. bowkit

Compounds and phrases etc.

dry bowk: Retching, a belching of wind.
reek-bowk: MN. A belch of smoke.
the bowks: A fit of retching or vomiting, disgust.
bowlt, bow't, bowt, boult, boolt, bowly, boulie, bouly, bowlie, bowly-legged, bowlie-leggit, boulie-leggit, bowly-leggit, bouly-leggit,
bowl [bʌul]
v. To crook, curve.
pt. pp. bowlt adj. Bent, distorted, crooked.

bowlie
adj. Bending, curving, crooked.
n. A bow-legged person.
bowl, bowel, boul, bool, bowle, bowlie, boulie, bowly, bouly, bowl-crappit, bowel-crappit,
bowl [bʌul]
n. A basin or vessel.
dim. bowlie a small bowl.

Compounds and phrases etc.

bowl-crappit: Hair cut with a bowl.
Bowlin, Bowelin,
Bowlin ['bʌulɪn]
pn. Bowling. (Dunbartonshire)
bowlocks,
bowlocks [bʌulɔks]
n. Ragweed, ragwort.
bowse, bowce,
bowse [bʌus]
n. A shaking.
v. To swing out of a boat etc. To bounce.

See bouse also
bowsie, bowzie, bouzy, boozy,
bowsie ['bʌuzi, bu:zi]
adj. Big, puffed up, corpulent.

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