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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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ELENGE, adj. Remote, lonely, foreign.Edb. 1791 J. Learmont Poems 213:
Her sons gane ither whares for bread To elenge parts; Her towns a' dowy, dull an' dead, Withouten arts.

[O.E. lnge, tedious, tiresome; in above meaning found only in s.Eng. dial.; prob. borrowed from there by Learmont.]

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"Elenge adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Apr 2024 <>



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