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Ȝelloch, Yelloch, -ough, Ȝalloch, n. [Ȝell n.1, with quasi-Gaelic suffix -och lending the force of a collective or intensive (cf. SND -och suff. II. 2). Also in the later dial.] A yell. — 1513 Doug. xii xiv 100.
Vpstart Rutilianys sammyn complenyng With a ȝelloch [Ruddim. ȝalloch] and cairfull womentyng
1638 Johnston Diary I 331.
At the quhilk instant … thair rayse sik a yelloch, sik aboundance of tears, sik a heavenly harmony of sighs and sobbes
a1689 Cleland 17.
His judgement being somewhat jumbl'd, His brains with shouts and yelloughs tumbled
c1680 McWard Serm. 185.
O the yelloch that will be amongst kings, captains and counsellors, when He shall speak to them in His wrath

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