from The Century Dictionary.

  • See skug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To hide.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A place of shelter; the declivity of a hill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Scotland shade, shadow.
  • noun Scotland a shelter, a sheltered place (especially on the side of a hill).
  • noun dated (slang) A lower-school or inferior boy.
  • verb Scotland (transitive) To shelter; to protect.
  • verb Scotland (intransitive) To hide; to take shelter.


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Old Norse: skugge


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  • For a few moments we become regrettably flippant, and toy with the idea of composing a Handbook to Eton in the Sellar-Yeatman style, beginning with the sentence: "No scug is permitted to order a strawberry pop in the mess."

    Try Anything Twice 1938

  • A scurvy, vermiform scug with a serpentine twinkle in his solitary eye.

    on writing by stephen king scribner 2000

  • We 'll daff and never weary, O! They' ll scug ill een frae you and me,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century Various

  • 'Twas smooth water wi 'us, for 'twas a scug there, but white enough was all beyont the point; and passing the finger-stone, not forty fathom from the shore o' the island, Bill and me pullin 'and he sittin' in the stern, poor lad, up he rises, a bit rabblin 'to himself, wi' his hands lifted so.

    J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1843


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