Orkney-English results

back1 • bawk noun

  1. crossbeam (usually couple-backs or twart-backs)
  2. hens’ roost
back2 noun back

  • at the back o after  ☞ at the back o dinner time  ☞ at the back o twal
  • back and fore to and fro
  • back-brakkan adjective (of work) hard
  • back-comeen noun retribution • comeback  ☞ “Better dae the job right so thir’s no backcomeen”
  • back-door trot • back-door gallop diarrhoea