Rat, Dragon and a knitting Unicorn sitting around a picnic on a summer's evening.
The Scottish Word:


I think the kettle’s bilin noo Sparky, onie mair heat and ye’ll hae its erse melted awa.

And whaur’ll we be with oor tea perty then! Oot! Oot o tea. That’s what.

Noo pit yer bilin water intae the teapot – ahm gaspin for a cuppa and yin o thon cakes.


bilin: boiling

I think the kettle is boiling now Sparky, any more heat and you will melt away its bottom.

And where will we be with our tea party then! Out! Out of tea. That’s what.

Now put your boiling water into the teapot – I’m gasping for a cuppa and one of these cakes.

The Scottish Word: bilin with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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