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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GLUSH, n.2 Anything in a state of or resembling pulp, esp. mud or snow beginning to melt (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Ork. 1900 E.D.D.; Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Ork., Cai. 1954); a mess (Cai.8 1934). Hence glushie, -y, slushy, of soft snow (Kcd. 1920; Fif. 1954).Ags. 1825 Jam.:
The road's awfu' glushie.
Slg. 1846 G. Macfarlane Rhymes 64:
Slide eager on the frozen pool, . . . Or throw, to ane anither's dool, The glushy ba'.
Ags. 1875 W. Marshall Hist. Science 280:
They lap the burns An' through the glush did plash.

[Imit. Cf. Eng. slush, Clush(an).]

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