Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLOE, n. A fishermen's tabu-name for the sea (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.). See Flow, n.1, 7.

[Norw. dial. floe, flaa(e), a pool, flat, swampy ground, O.N. flói, a marsh, bay. flrth, esp. in place-names.]

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