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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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ROUP, n.5 Also roop. A dense mist (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Deriv. roupie, roopie, misty, foggy (Ib.). Also in n.Eng. dial. [rup]Kcb. 1899 Crockett Anna Mark x.:
Clearing his own throat of the roopy weather at the same time.

[Prob. an altered form of Rouk.]

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