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British Dictionary definitions for scraw

scraw

noun
  1. Irish a sod from the surface of a peat bog or from a field

Word Origin

from Irish Gaelic scraith
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Examples from the Web for scraw

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • But to reach the mighty cliffs overhanging the Scraw was not an easy task.

    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).