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  1. supplementary (2005) to Croup v.1, n.1: Dreich the day:the craws cannae fash thirselscroupin  
  2. supplementary (1976) to Dreich adj.DREICH, adj. 5. (1) Add quot.: Ags. 1853 W. Blair Aberbrothock 94: I'm rale dreigh sometimes fan I 
  3. Adreich adv. Kelly Prov.] [Same origin as dreich and dree, q.v. O.E. drēogan, to endure. The word occurs in Middle Eng. and Middle Sc.; in the latter it is written on dreich, a dreich.]  
  4. Lirk v.2 the villains may lirk! ne.Sc. 1929 M. W. Simpson Day's End 12: Wi' dreich Despair — Sin's sorry 
  5. Inkle v.INKLE, v. ? A misprint for linked, see Link. Hdg. a.1887 Mod. Sc. Poets (Edwards) X. 338: Dreich 
  6. supplementary (2005) to Gowpenfu n.. 1996 Sheena Blackhall Wittgenstein's Web v: Dreich is a cauld, mochy, jeelin, dowie wird — a wird fur 
  7. supplementary (2005) to Killogie n.), which is a dark and dreich enough place at any time, ... " 2. Add to defin.: (Arg. 1990s).  
  8. supplementary (2005) to Norland n., adj. Makars 137: A firtree stauns his laneOn a dreich norlan scar;He dwynes in sleep, as winterHaps him in a 
  9. supplementary (2005) to Coronach n. want my dowieness, my bellwaverin moodsto be tint in your dreich coronachs. Per. 1990 Betsy Whyte Red 
  10. supplementary (1976) to Draidle n. Dreich draidle dings me sair ajee.  
  11. supplementary (2005) to Dreich adj.DREICH, adj. Add variant drich Also Compar. dreicher, Superl. dreichest. 2. (1) Add quot.: Abd they're gey dreich. 5. (1) Add quots.: wm.Sc. 1954 Robin Jenkins The Thistle and the Grail (1994) 166: We are a dreich, miserable, back-biting, self-tormenting, haunted, self-pitying crew, he thought. Abd clan — a thin, dour, lang, dreich chiel, weel inno the echties. 5. (2) Add quots.: ne.Sc. 1952 John Turriff goes by Foggieloan and the bare slopes with their dreich prospect of the Gamrie hills. m.Sc. 1986 
  12. Dreich adj.DREICH, adj. Also dreigh, dreech, -gh, driech, -gh, †driche, †drigh, †dree (esp. Gall.), and ¶dreif x.: I think you will say yourself it is a dreich business. Edb. 1866 J. Smith Poems 40: Sic dreich) 195: Ay! dreich an' dowie's been oor lot, An' fraught wi' muckle pain. Ayr. 1823 Galt R. Gilhaize II cause. s.Sc. 1933 Border Mag. (June) 82: It's a dreich job howkin' tatties wi' the caul' win' in yer man or woman that hasna whyled awa a dreich hour wi' some dream o' this kind? Bnff. 1913 Bnffsh. Jnl 
  13. Swisher n. there's higher hills than Arthur's Seat in Swisserland but they're dreich and cauld-lookin'. [The form 
  14. supplementary (2005) to Bellwaver v. your dreich coronachs. Ags. 1988 Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 30: "Mary-Lou's my baby, the gal I 
  15. supplementary (2005) to Sidelin(s) adv., adj., n.: E fairies Knowe wis an oot-o-e-wye, flat tappit hillockie; a dreich place, wie e sidelings sair 
  16. Rag n.3.): November's fair haudin' bi its name, for maist days o' it his been dreich an' ragglie wi' fog an' weet. [Of 
  17. supplementary (2005) to Scrog n.1, v. Knowe wis an oot-o-e-wye, flat tappit hillockie; a dreich place, wie e sidelings sair owergrown wi scrog 
  18. supplementary (2005) to Foreland n.: Dour-hunched in a drizzleo dreich Novemberor smoort in haarfrae bitter North Seathis toon's forlane.  
  19. supplementary (2005) to Howder v.1, n. thegither in hames,bleirin awa dreich daysgoavin at fremmit ferlieson ane electronic screen. I. 4. Add to 
  20. supplementary (2005) to Bosie n., v., spear-tappit iron railins leadin tae ilkie hoose in yon dreich, Victorian airt, war happit wi snaw an 
  21. supplementary (2005) to Eldritch adj. thocht ahin thon ae wird dreich. Dreich is a cauld, mochy, jeelin, dowie wird—a wird fur weather 
  22. supplementary (2005) to Dowie adj. alane can convoy the multiplicity o thocht ahin thon ae wird dreich. Dreich is a cauld, mochy, jeelin my dowieness, my bellwaverin moodsto be tint in your dreich coronachs.  
  23. supplementary (2005) to Saul n., interj. (1985) 83: It's no the days,sair tho they are,but gantan nichtI canna thole — Lang, dreich tyauvanwi a 
  24. supplementary (2005) to Sicht n., v.,An anatomical sculpture, dreich an deid.The wame wi wachts o snaw is cauldly fillin,Thon laired loins 
  25. supplementary (2005) to Smore v., n. railins leadin tae ilkie hoose in yon dreich, Victorian airt, war happit wi snaw an ice — a geelin claddin 
  26. supplementary (2005) to Snell adj., adv., v. Davie Kerr A Puckle Poems 57: Hie wins, gey snell, dreich rain anaaan saun fae Africa can blaw. II. 4 
  27. supplementary (2005) to Wammle v., n., adv. sculpture, dreich an deid.The wame wi wachts o snaw is cauldly fillin,Thon laired loins far wummlin maggots 
  28. supplementary (2005) to Gove v., n.1 auld:howdert thegither in hames,bleirin awa dreich daysgoavin at fremmit ferlieson ane electronic screen. em.Sc 
  29. supplementary (2005) to Martinmas n. Sheena Blackhall The Singing Bird 9: Come Mairtinmas fin ither airts are dreich's a yowe's rig-bane,Noo 
  30. supplementary (2005) to Moch n.2, adj., v.2 thon ae wird dreich. Dreich is a cauld, mochy, jeelin, dowie wird — a wird fur weather, character 
  31. Bairn-time n.2 Kelso Chron. (17 June) 3/4: Matrimony is a dreich affair without the occasional arrival of a baby, and 
  32. Sog v.1, n.). Also in Eng. dial. Abd. 1955 People's Jnl. (19 Nov.): Maist days his been dreich an' ragglie, wi' fog 
  33. supplementary (2005) to Sand n., v. in the sea.w.Lth. 2000 Davie Kerr A Puckle Poems 57: Hie wins, gey snell, dreich rain anaaan saun fae 
  34. supplementary (2005) to Gant v., n.1 thole — Lang, dreich tyauvanwi a festert saul. em.Sc. 1999 James Robertson The Day O Judgement 9: The 
  35. supplementary (2005) to Haar n.1 stauns his laneOn a dreich norlan scar;He dwynes in sleep, as winterHaps him in a plaid o haar. em.Sc 
  36. supplementary (2005) to Jeel v., n. granite steps, an the blaik, spear-tappit iron railins leadin tae ilkie hoose in yon dreich, Victorian 
  37. supplementary (2005) to Lane adj. Saunders in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 137: A firtree stauns his laneOn a dreich norlan scar;He dwynes in 
  38. supplementary (2005) to Lift n.1 Singing Bird 2: Dreich clouds, a flicht o greylags ben the lift,Drookit biggins squar on tae the caal  
  39. supplementary (2005) to Caul n.1: Dreich clouds, a flicht o greylags ben the lift,Drookit biggins squar on tae the caal,Driftwid duntin 
  40. supplementary (2005) to Smirr n.1, v. especially rich in words to do with the weather: 'dreich' and 'smirr' are only two of them. ... Only it dreich Monday morning. Sc. 1999 Scotsman 22 Jul 17: The rain stayed off most of the time, but towards 
  41. supplementary (2005) to Creep v. dreich prospect o a hale evenin feedin an muckin oot chuckens an futterats afore him. I. 2. (1) Add 
  42. Claith n. Tommy x.: I stood on many a dreich night at the corner of that street . . . and all the time the shrewd 
  43. Seendil adv., adj., betimes, was dreich to draw, But, seenil, lang wi' Tam wad thraw. II. adj. Rare, infrequent (Fif. 1825 
  44. Blaud n.1: Atween the big blads o' rain an' ither henders we got, it was a dreich hairst till's. Per. 1857 J 
  45. Droich n. smallest pig in a litter (Per.4 1950). Also dreich, dreegh, driech (Per. 1909 Scotsman (10 May), driech 
  46. supplementary (2005) to Tyne v., n. be tint in your dreich coronachs. Sc. 1983 John McDonald in Joy Hendry Chapman 37 44: There's naethin 
  47. supplementary (2005) to Wag v., n.1 the back o fower, an Neil Rannoch traucled hame wi the dreich prospect o a hale evenin feedin an 
  48. Ablow Chronicle 31 March 4/1: Doon ablow it's dreich and gloomy as we wade among the slush. [For a-below, on 
  49. Stey adj.! but oor hinmaist days are dreich. 2. Physically upright, standing firm and erect. Arch. Gsw. 1877 A 
  50. supplementary (2005) to Tyauve v., n., dreich tyauvanwi a festert saul. Ags. 1993 Mary McIntosh in Joy Hendry Chapman 74-5 112: He mynded thir 
  51. supplementary (2005) to Ferm n.1, v. hings dreich. 2. (8) Add variants farm-toun, fairm toon. Add quots.: ne.Sc. 1952 John R. Allan North 
  52. supplementary (2005) to Back n.1, v., adj., prep. fower, an Neil Rannoch traucled hame wi the dreich prospect o a hale evenin feedin an muckin oot 
  53. Dree v.1, n.1 Thine angir ilka day O' oors drees dreich alang. Lnk. 1919 G. Rae 'Tween Clyde and Tweed 90: Ablow yon. is not found in O.Sc. but occurs once in Mid.Eng. Cf. Dreich.]  
  54. supplementary (2005) to Doon adv.1, prep., adj., v. ain wee runWir gairdens thole dreich doonpish,  
  55. Abeich adv.] [O.Sc. a.1568 Alex. Scott Poems (S.T.S.) 72: Quhen scho growis heich, I draw on dreich, To vesy and 
  56. Langsome adj.. Alexander Psalms xl. 1: O, dreich the langsome tryst I dree'd Wi' God the Lord, my lane. 2. Lonely, forlorn 
  57. supplementary (2005) to Trauchle v., n.: Dreich clouds, a flicht o greylags ben the lift,Drookit biggins squar on tae the caal,Driftwid duntin 
  58. Guddle v., n.: Atween the big blads o' rain an' ither henders we got, it was a dreich hairst till's, an' we were clean 
  59. Skreich v., n., adj. 40: Sic dreich wark — sic skreich wark. Edb. 1878 J. Smith Peggy Pinkerton 3: A skinny, lantern-jawed 
  60. Blatter v., n. T. W. Paterson Auld Saws 96: It's aye the wey — the man that's dreich, or slack . . . Is shair to be 
  61. E ; Gen.Sc. except for conditions under 3 (2), e.g. breid, deid, deil, dreich, eik, eild, ein (eyes), heid 
  62. supplementary (2005) to Tume adj., v., n. sichtless vistas,An anatomical sculpture, dreich an deid. I. 1. Add Deriv.: toomness ne.Sc. 1979 Alastair 
  63. supplementary (2005) to Mind v., n. Grower 82: Spite o its dreich mindins, the Muster Cairn bi the Piper's Roadie wis a bonnie airt, ringed 
  64. O prep. Late, Lang, Dreich, Slaw. See further under these words and Of, 2. (3). Gen.Sc. Ayr. 1823 Galt Entail mornin' he was dreich o' risin'. Mry. 1939 J. M. Dallas Toakburn 88: I am aye late o' getting hame whan 
  65. Dool n.1, adj., v.1 in Minstrelsy of Merse (ed. Crockett 1893) 195: Ay! dreich an' dowie's been oor lot, . . . Sin' yon 
  66. Of prep., anew, again. See New, n.; of part, apart; (ii) governing a vbl.n., after certain adjs., esp. Dreich 
  67. Fell adj., adv.: Sally's tongue's baith dreich an' fell. Sc. 1819 Scott Bride of Lamm. xxiv.: The fell auld lord took the 
  68. Souch n., adj., v. an' Herreen' 25: A dinna lek 'at soachan' win'. Ags. 1969 Montrose Review (30 Oct.): A cold, dreich 
  69. Yerk v., n.. 1964 J. C. Milne Orra Loon 2: Hyowin' lang and dreich neep-dreels, Yarkin' on ahin' the grieve. †(3 

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  1. Dreich n.Dreich, Dreigh, n. Also: dreych, drych. [ME. dregh(e, dreȝe, drei (c 1300), f. the adj.] 1. On dreich, at or to a distance. Also of dreich. All othir off dreych than gert he drawe; Wynt. iii. 33. Folow on dreich, giff that we mystir ocht; Wall. v. 1079. The tothir drew hym on dreigh, in derne to the dure; Gol. & Gaw. 110. My spous on dreich efter our trais sall hy; Doug. ii. xi. 56. [The hunter] standand far on dreich with dart and speir … the beste assayis; Ib. x. xii. 65. The army of 
  2. Dreich adj.Dreich, Dreigh, a. Also: dreiche, drigh. [ME. dregh, dreȝ (dreiȝ) (13th c.), OScand. *dreog-, dreug and dreich; Ratis R. 1191. The craig was vgly, stay and dreiche, … I was effrayit to mount so heich. xxxii. 33. Lata is lang and dreich; Ferg. Prov. (1641) 14 b. Fearing to be esteemed drigh, nice, or in preachers drunk all night, And dreich againe er day be light, … deliver us; 1638 Bk. Pasquils 56.  
  3. Adreich(e adv.Adreich(e, Adrich(t, adv. [Reduced from on dreich: see Dregh a.] Afar, at a distance. Ay the more he standis a dreich fra it, he heris ay the better; Bell. Boece I. p. xxix. Thaj past … to the Dene 
  4. Skeich v. can withdraw on dreich, Seand hys stedis and the horssis skeich; Doug. ix iii 108.  
  5. Reke n.2. — [The hunter] standand far on dreich with dart and speir Assoverit of hys reik, the beste assays; Doug 
  6. Balance n. quhilk thou sall pays all thy werkis); 82/10. Ratis R. 1191 (God has a balans lang and dreich). Liber 
  7. Lauta n. tweche stane of the treuth; Winȝet II. 7/2. (c) Lata is lang and dreich; Ferg. Prov. (1641) No. 588. (2 
  8. Larg adj.. b. (4) He sittis heich And has a balans larg and dreich; Ratis R. 1191. The wound so lairg was and 
  9. Assover v. on dreich with dart and speir, Assoverit of hys reik, the beste assayis; Ib. x. xii. 65. 3. To 
  10. Hy v.. 2410. My spows on dreich eftyr our trays sal hy; Doug. ii. xi. 56. Ane ladie … onto the dur did hy 
  11. Hauch n.1 the est end of the Kemphil haucht; 1505 Reg. Cupar A. I. 260. Extending … to the deid dreich of 
  12. Def(e adj. he standis a dreich fra it, he heris the better; Bell. Boece I. p. xxix. 2. Unwilling or refusing to 
  13. Fecht v. fochtin on dreich; Bell. Boece I. 152. This batall was fochtin with mare cruelte than ony batall afore 
  14. Draw v. wildernes And draw to toun; Stewart 43904. Quhen scho growis heich, I draw on dreich; Scott xxvii. 33 
  15. Her(e v. standis a dreich fra it, he heris the better; Bell. Boece I. p. xxix. He gane ane hoist anone. The gudman 
  16. On prep. n.2 2 b, 4, Dreich n. 1, Far adv. 4 a, Fer adv. 4 a, Hicht n.1 2 b, 9, Hie a. 9, Law n.4 6 b, Lenth 
  17. Sign(e n. ta part or furthering of the tothir; Loutfut MS 111b. Throw ane signe that Quintius made on dreich 
  18. Vesy v. corps of the said erle; Knox II 358. fig. Quhen scho growis heich, I draw on dreich, To vesy and behald 
  19. Stand v.. B. Rec. II 28. The Deif Stane … ay the more he standis a dreich fra it, he heris ay the better stude sa hale That [etc.]; Hay Alex. 6693. The army of Britonis stude arrayit on dreich, nocht far fra 

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