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sheugh

or sheuch

[shookh]Scot. and North England
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noun
  1. a furrow, ditch, or trench.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to plow or dig (a furrow, ditch, etc.).
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Origin of sheugh

First recorded in 1495–1505; N dialectal variant of sough2
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Historical Examples

  • Sheugh or Shough; a deep cutting, elsewhere called a ditch, often filled with water.

    English As We Speak It in Ireland

    P. W. Joyce