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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RAUK, n.2, adj.2 Also rak (Sc. 1721 Ramsay Poems Gl.), rack; rawk; rauch. Cf. Rouk. [rǫ:k]

I. n. A mist or sea-fog (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis, rack, rawk). Also in Eng. dial.

Hence deriv. rauky, rawky, rauchie, -y, (Ayr. 1880 Jam.), foggy, misty (Sc. 1825 Jam.). Also in Eng. dial.Sc. 1936 J. G. Horne Flooer o' Ling 22:
Or rawky day creeps up the sky.

II. adj. Misty, foggy (Sc. 1887 Jam.).

[A variant of Rouk, q.v., of uncertain phonology.]

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