A little bit; -ock as a diminutive is preserved in bull-ock,
hill-ock, butt-ock, etc. “A mile and a bittock” is a mile and a
little bit. (Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering, i.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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