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a rough lodging such as a shed; an outside toilet

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Excerpt from The Precepts of Andy Saul by F E Sinclair Crichton

Andy followed me stiffly to the “fernery” door.
“Miss Hazel, houl’ on a bit!
A’ll get one o’ the boys to look the yard for him.
Or maybe he’s still in the bothy.
Sure we’ll get him somehow!”

(London: McCaw, Stevenson and Orr, 1913), p 9.

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