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(Irish) a sod from the surface of a peat bog or from a field
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from Irish Gaelic scraith
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  • But to reach the mighty cliffs overhanging the scraw was not an easy task.

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • Poor old Cinder riding the nightmare, and dreaming about the scraw!

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • I thought it led down into the scraw cove, but we must be lower than that.

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • scraw; a grassy sod cut from a grassy or boggy surface and often dried for firing; also called scrahoge (with diminutive g).

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