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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RUG, n.2 Also rugg (Marw.); †rogg (Jak.). Fine rain, mist, drizzle (Ork. 1845 Stat. Acc.2 XV. 96; I.Sc. 1866 Edm. Gl.; Ork. 1929 Marw.; I.Sc. 1968). Also attrib. Deriv. ruggy, drizzly (Marw.). [rʌg]Ork. 1705 H. Marwick Merchant Lairds (1936) I. 21:
The wind is just now come up westardly with rug weet.
Ork. 1929 Marw.:
It's a filty rugg o' weet the day.

[Of Scand. orig. Cf. Swed. dial. rugg, Dan. dial. rug, rog, id.]

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"Rug n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Dec 2022 <>



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