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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns


Glossary : P


Pack an' thick:   confidential
Paidle:   to paddle:   to wade; to walk with a weak action
Paidle:   nail-bag
Painch:   the paunch
Paitrick:   a partridge; used equivocally of a wanton girl
Pang:   to cram
Parishen:   the parish
Parritch:   porridge
Parritch-pats:   porridge-pots
Pat:   pot
Pat:   put
Pattle:   pettle:   a plow-staff
Paughty:   haughty
Paukie:   pauky:   pawkie:   artful:   sly
Pechan:   the stomach
Pechin:   panting:   blowing
Penny-fee:   wage in money
Penny-wheep:   small beer
Pettle:   v pattle
Philibeg:   the Highlander's kilt
Phraisin:   flattering:   wheedling
Phrase:   to flatter:   to wheedle
Pickle:   a few:   a little
Pint (Scots):   three imperial pints
Pit:   put
Placads:   proclamations
Plack:   four pennies (Scots)
Plackless:   penniless
Plaiden:   coarse woolen cloth
Plaister:   plaster
Plenish'd:   stocked
Pleugh:   plew:   a plow
Pliskie:   a trick
Pliver:   a plover
Pock:   a poke:   a bag:   a wallet
Poind:   to seize:   to distrain:   to impound
Poortith:   poverty
Pou:   to pull
Pouch:   pocket
Pouk:   to poke
Poupit:   pulpit
Pouse:   a push
Poussie:   a hare (also a cat)
Pouther:   powther:   powder
Pouts:   chicks
Pow:   the poll:   the head
Pownie:   a pony
Pow't:   pulled
Pree'd:   pried (proved):   tasted
Preen:   a pin
Prent:   print
Prie:   to taste
Prief:   proof
Priggin:   haggling
Primsie:   dim of prim:   precise
Proveses:   provosts
Pu':   to pull
Puddock-stools:   toadstools:   mushrooms
Puir:   poor
Pun':   pund:   pound
Pursie:   dim of purse
Pussie:   a hare
Pyet:   a magpie
Pyke:   to pick
Pyles:   grains