Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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APLOCH, n. (See quot.) See also Ablach, 4, and Guidman's Craft. Gall. 1824  MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 20:
Aplochs — Remnants of any thing. Some few years ago a field of corn could not be shorn, nor a meadow mowed, without parts of them being left in corners uncut, these were called Aplochs; they were left for the benefit of the warlock race, so as to keep their favour, but farmers have long ago defied all beings of the sort to do their worst; Aplochs now are vanished away.

[Gael. ablach, anything mangled (McAlpine).]

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