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glaur

/ɡlɔːr/
noun
1.
(Scot) mud or mire
Derived Forms
glaury, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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  • Fling dead cats at her, and clod her wi' cabbages and glaur!

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • A clean and decent road's before me and a comrade for it, and I'm in the mood to take it, and here's the glaur about my feet!

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • But the painters have had their revenge at last, and their "glaur" now covers the old man's tombstone.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs

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