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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Cruke-,) Cruik-mow, n. One having a crooked mouth. — a1578 Pitsc. II. 86 n.1
Tuo great cannonis, Cruik mow and deaff Meg
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 789 (T).
Cruik mow, widdiefow, soone bow, or I wand thé

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