Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GLAURSEL, adj. Completely covered with mud, bemired (Dmf. 1954; Rxb. 1954 Hawick News (18 June)). Peb. 1950  :
The rain left the closs glaursel.
Slk. 1954  :
Ye're glaursel; your feet are glaursel.

[From Glaur, n.1, 1. The second element is doubtful. A derivation from the phr. glaur (it)sel has been suggested.]

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