Definition of Scauds
1. scaud [v] - See also: scaud
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scauds
scauds (current term)
Literary usage of Scauds
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scottish Historical and Romantic Ballads: Chiefly Ancient; with Explanatory by John Finlay (1808)
"... But a redder, I trow, I never saw, Than the ane that's settin' ahint f the town. " An' the westlin' sky, sae braid an' wide, It scauds like a ..."
2. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1903)
"Cauld water scauds daws.—Cowan, Sea Proverbs. Cause causeth Lis litem parit.—Dr.; He., Dial., I., ix. Calk* is no sheers.—Ferg. ie the tailor's intentions ..."
3. The Proverbs of Scotland by Alexander Hislop (1868)
"Cauld water scauds daws. Chalk's no shears. " Taken from tailors marking out their cloth before they cut it, signifying that a thing may be proposed that ..."