And Shadowy Jeanie Deans comes downward, walking her "twenty-five miles and a bittock a day," to save her sister from death.
It is, of course, 'little bit', the Scotch 'mile and a bittock'.
Hoot toot, lassie, what's the taxes on a bittock o' wild land and useless water?
This expression compares with the Scottish so many miles “and a bittock.”
He ate his saumon wi' his fork in ae hand, and a bittock of bread in the other.