Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CURGLAFF, CURGLOFF, n. and v.

1. n. “The shock felt in bathing, when one first plunges into the cold water” (Bnff. 1825 Jam.2, curglaff).

2. v. Found only in ppl.adj. curgloft, panic-stricken, confused. Abd. 1737  W. Meston Poems 66:
Curgloft, confounded and bumbaz'd, On East and West, by Turns, he gaz'd.

[Cur-, pref., + Glaff, Gloff, n.1, v.1]

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