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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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HEUK, n.2, v.2 A n.Sc. aspirated form of Yeuk, q.v. [çjuk]

I. n. The itch (Cai.3 1931; Cai., Mry. 1957). Hence heukie, -y, heuchy, adj., itchy (nn.Sc., mn.Sc.(b) 1880–1957); tingling, smarting (Nai. 1957). Cai. 1961 "Castlegreen" Tatties an, Herreen' 24:
An' now, till eise thur heuchy hides, 'E aigan' coos are roond id gethered.

II. v. To scratch (Mry. 1932–57).

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