Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GLACKACH, n. A swelling, a boil. Gael. Arg. 1882 Argyllsh. Herald (3 June):
It hov't an swall't the bouk o' a wincarnal an' didna it turn oot a sair glackach.

[Gael. glacach, a swelling in the hollow of the hand.]

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