Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GRAWL, n. Also graulse.

1. A young salmon, a grilse (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 240, graulse; Kcb.10 1955, graulse). Ayr. 1812  A. Boswell Poet. Wks. (1871) 100:
Many a grawl, and many a trout, By net resistless dragg'd to shore.

2. Fig. A youth, a growing boy (Ayr. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.). Cf. Grilse, 2., Grulsh. Ayr. 1928 4 :
A wiz jist a young grawl o' a boy.

[Grawl is a back formation from graulse, a variant of Grilse, q.v. Cf. Anglo-Ir. grawl(s), = 1.]

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"Grawl n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Apr 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/grawl_n>

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