Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LOOG, v. Also luig (Angus), lug (Jak.). intr. To become loose or detached, to open out, of the strands of rope or yarn, to fray (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1961). Also tr. to take apart, to tease out (wool, etc.) (Ib.), gen. with out. [l(j)u:g] Sh. 1898 Shetland News (8 Oct.):
Hit's a corne o' lambs 'oo' man, an' hit wis awful short, dat's da wye 'at hit loogs sindry.
Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Hit luged ut o' my hand. De line luged f(r)ae [of a fishing-line becoming unstuck]. Luged worsed, loosely and badly spun worsted.

[Ad. Icel. loóka, to hang loosely, Faer. lúka, to spin yarn loosely. Cf. O.N. loka, to let hang down.]

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