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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MURKLE, n. A term of reproach,? a skulker.Fif. a.1825 MS. Poem (Jam.2):
Gae tae ye'r wark, ye dernan murkle, And ly na there in hurkle-durkle.

[Orig. obscure. Phs. to be associated with Mirk, murk.]

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"Murkle n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Jun 2024 <>



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