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a throng; crowd
to throng; crowd
crowded; busy
engaged or occupied; busy
Word Origin
Scot variant of throng
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  • Nay, Bessie, I's been thrang as Throp wife, cleaning and tittivating.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • He said Mrs. Linton was ‘thrang,’ and the master was not in.

    Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
  • Mebbe they're thrang wi' their beasts and have no time to look after t' yowes.

    Tales of the Ridings F. W. Moorman
  • "thrang as Throp's wife" was everywhere a household phrase, but that was all.

    Tales of the Ridings F. W. Moorman
  • It was a busy and picturesque scene, and the thrang Bridge was well named.

  • It will be hard for you to fill her place, especially on sic a thrang day as this; but Heaven's will maun be obeyed.

  • We're terribly driven this twelvemonth back, since trade grew so thrang, and he's aye hunting business in some corner.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
  • Shoo were thrang wi' t' birds were Janet, an' gettin' more excited ivery minute.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic Moorman
  • I hae seen ill weather half the simmer, an' a thrang corn-yard after an' a', an' that o' the best.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Put on, put on, my wighty men, Sa fast as ze can drie; For he that is hindmost of the thrang Sall neir get guid o' me.

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