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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GERROCK, n.2 An outcrop of rock, esp. on a steep hillside.Slg. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XV. 327:
Then 15 strata of muirstone rise above each other to the summit of the Fells, where they jut out; in the face of the braes, they go by the name of . . . gerrocks.

[Variant of Gairy, n.1, prob. ad. Gael. garbhach, a rocky place.]

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