Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OLG, v., n.

I. v. To decay, grow slimy and smelly (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Ppl.adj. olget, spoiled, decaying (Ib.). Ib.:
De fish stands (is standin') olgin i' de dirt.

II. n. An oppressive heat, warm vapour rising from the ground (Ib.).

[Norw. dial. olga, ulka, to feel stuffy, olgen, ulken, stuffy, musty.]

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