Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CRYRECK, -RAEK, n. In phr. athin (in) cryreck (-raek), within call. Found only in Sh. Sh. 1898  Sh. News (2 July):
Dey wirna a livin' sowl in cryraek.
Sh. 1928  J. Gray in Sh. Times (14 July) 3/6:
Whin shu cam athin cryreck, says I, Lass, what ill helt is dis it doo's comin wi noo.

[Cry, n., 1, + Reck, reach.]

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