Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†GRUGOUS, adj. Grim, ugly, surly.
Abd. 1777 R. Forbes in Sc. Poems 21:
For Paris an' the grugous carls That sta' the wife cam in. Ags. 1815 G. Beattie John o' Arnha' (1852) 15:
Which added horror to his mein — A grugous wight he was I ween. Sc. 1819 Scots Mag. (June) 527:
In place o' the teind to the grougous fiend, Gude grant him ane o' three. Sc.(E) 1926 H. M'Diarmid Drunk Man 43:
The waefu' clay was fire aince mair, As Earth had been resumed Into God's mind, frae which sae lang To grugous state 'twas doomed.
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