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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BOWERCOCK, n. (See quot.)Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 87:
An huddled lump of any thing. Big on to the bowercock, a term at curling, and means, to direct the stone to where a number are already laid.

[Prob. an error for bowerock, a variant of Boorach, a mound, a heap of stones, q.v.]

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