Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BEOCH, v. To get up the phlegm during a fit of coughing. [bjɔx] Abd. 1921 W. Walker W.-L.:
He's aye clocherin' an' beochin there.

[Cf. Boke, Byoke, Bock, and Boich. The interchange of medial and final ch and k is not uncommon in Sc., cf. Camshach and Camshack, Stacher and Stacker. Eng. bolk, obs.; Mid.Eng. bolken, Mod.Ger. bölken, to roar, Du. bulken, to bellow. Boke, Douglas Aen., Ramsay Chr. Kirke i., Burns.]

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