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burn +‎ -ie


burnie (plural burnies)

  1. (Scotland) A small brook.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of James Hogg to this entry?)
    • 1785, Burns, Robert, Epistle To William Simson Schoolmaster, Ochiltree:
      But, Willie, set your fit to mine, / An' cock your crest, / We'll gar our streams an' burnies shine / Up wi' the best.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for burnie in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)