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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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1. A cold, frosty mist on the seashore during calm frosty weather (Bnff.2 1932).

2. “Blinding and choking snow drifts driven by a gale” (Abd.7 1925; Cai. 1975).

[Orig. of first element obscure. For the second, cf. Reek.]

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"Hog-reek n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Apr 2024 <>



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