Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CRAW, n.4 A pigsty (Cai.7, Fif.10 1940); a goat's pen (Tyr. 1931 North. Whig (15 Dec.) 10/3). Cf. Cray, n.1 [krɒ:, kr:] Lnk. 1881  A. Wardrop J. Mathison's Courtship, etc. 30:
O, Kirsty, my doo, I ha'e bocht ye a coo, An' built a wee craw that'll haud a bit soo.
Tyr. 1929  “M. Mulcaghey” Rhymes 45:
I made mud pies by the pig craw dure, Like many's the other chile.

[See etym. note to Crue.]

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