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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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BOURACH, v.2.  To burrow, poke about in the soil in search of 1937 Scots Mag. (Feb.) 365:
I'll run up to yon lang pit o' tatties. I'll jist bourach for twa or three an' be back in a minute.

[Prob. orig. a freq. form in -Och of bore, confused with burrow and formally with Boorach.]

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