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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FEUCH, n.3 Also †feugh. A state of great excitement or rage; a flurry; a commotion, uproar (Ags. 1950).Sc. 1756 Mrs Calderwood Journey (M.C.) 221–2:
She flew in such a passion, that she had almost thrown him over the stair, and home she came in as great a feugh.
Ags. 1833 J. S. Sands Poems 83:
A covey raise, wi' sic a feugh, O' paetricks grey and plovers green.
m.Lth.1 1952:
Ye can hae a feuch amang yersels but I'm for nae feuchs here.

[Orig. uncertain. Phs. imit. and to be connected with Feuch, n.1, sc. a panting, breathless state.]

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