Aulder



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Historical Examples

“I hope in this case it ‘ll be the aulder the wiser, Miss—” said the lawyer, and hung unheeded on the note of interrogation.
Bud Neil Munro

Were you a twelve-month aulder, we would make a burgess of you, man.
Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott

Ye’re like the swine’s bairns—the aulder ye grow ye’re aye the thiefer like.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop

I am nae fellow, Sir; and the land belangs to us by an aulder tenure than can give it to ony foreign lord.
Merkland Mrs. Oliphant

The aulder he grew, when he was in the country, he went the more about the manse, and Esther was nearly about his own age.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various

But me, that’s aulder and mair judeecious, see perhaps a wee bit further forrit in the job than what ye can dae.
David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson

adjective
a Scot word for old
adj.

variant of old that more accurately preserves the Anglo-Saxon vowel. Surviving in northern English and Scottish; distinctly Scottish after late 14c.

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