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saugh

or sauch

[soukh, sawkh, sahkh]
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noun Scot. and North England.
  1. sallow2.
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Origin of saugh

before 1000; Middle English (north); Old English (Anglian) salh (variant of West Saxon sealh sallow2)
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Historical Examples

  • Mony a day hae I wrought my stocking and sat on my sunkie under that saugh.'

    Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated

    Sir Walter Scott

  • MS. has—'He herd it wel, but he saugh it nought'; where Mr. Jephson inserts ne before saugh without any comment.

  • Saugh; it's an old Scotch word for willow, and comes from the French saule, I suppose.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell