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out-owre, out over.
riggin, top of a house, ridge. rowed, rolled.
pickle, a little, a small quantity. tacksman, farmer, one who holds
a lease of a farm.
thraw, to twist, wring.
sair, sore. sark, shirt.
scauld, to 'scold.
simmer, summer. skaith, injury, trouble. slae-black, sloe-black. smeek, smoke.
snaw-tappit, snow-covered. sock, ploughshare.
spae, foretell, divine. steeks, shuts.
stirrah, young fellow.
sumph, a blockhead.
swankie, an active or clever young man.
synd, a washdown, a drink with food.
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