Orkney-English results

snuid1 noun

  1. knot
  2. twist  ☞ “Whit a snuid’s in the back o that sheep”
snuid2 noun

A ribbon formerly used by unmarried girls for tying up their hair. The snuid was burned as part of the wedding ritual in a ceremony known as the swee-een o the snuid.
snuid3 noun name formerly used by boys in Stromness for a short piece of fishing line