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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

AGRUE, adv. Of a state in which one shivers with cold or shudders with fear or repulsion: a-shiver, shuddering. See Grue, v.Edb. 1856 J. Ballantine Poems 207:
But Meg's muckle mou set young Wat's heart agrue.
Edb. 1991:
I was all agrue efter comin in oot the snaw last night.
Slk. 1985 Walter Elliot Clash-ma-clavers 6:
He felt aa agrue an his pack wus soaked thru

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