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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LIRK, v.2 Sc. form of Eng. lurk (Bnff., Abd., Ags. 1961).Ags. 1886 Mod. Sc. Poets (Edwards) IX. 155:
A hairie o' the dog That at the boddam lirked.
Abd. 1893 G. MacDonald Songs 79:
Wha kens whaur the villains may lirk!
ne.Sc. 1929 M. W. Simpson Day's End 12:
Wi' dreich Despair — Sin's sorry paramour Forgaitherin', to lirk in wait for Nicht.

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