Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KIRK, n.2, v.2 Also kyirk. [k(j)ɪrk]
I. n. A jerk, tug (Ork. 1929 Marw.; I.Sc. 1960).
II. v. To jerk, tug, gen. something heavy and difficult to move. Ppl.adj. kyirked, of snow, dust, etc.: whirled around by the eddies of wind, e.g. kyirked stoor (Ib.).Ork. 1929 Marw.:
He kirked an' wrought at that log — gettan it oot o' the sea — till he sprung himsel'.
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