but and ben

adverb
\¦bətᵊn¦ben\

Definition of but and ben 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish

1 : back and forth : in and out specifically : from one part of a house to the other

2 : on opposite sides or at opposite ends of (a house, a corridor) we lived but and ben with them

but-and-ben

noun
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Definition of but-and-ben (Entry 2 of 2)

Scottish

: a 2-roomed cottage

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Adverb

Scots but entry 3 (out) + ben (in)

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