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Monday, April 14, 2014

cuittle

\KY-tl\ , verb;
1.
to wheedle, cajole, or coax.
Quotes:
The Papist threatened us with purgatory, and fleeched us with pardons; — the Protestant mints at us with the sword, and cuittles us with the liberty of conscience…
-- Sir Walter Scott, The Abbot, 1820
Baith Easie and Maister Strong cuittled him up wi' the idea that the lassie had ta'en a notion o' him, and that they expected a waddin' afore lang.
-- Christina Fraser, Glints O' Glengonnar, 1910
Origin:
Cuittle is of uncertain origin.
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