Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SKRAN, n. A term of contempt for a very meagre or unsubstantial thing. Ork. 1929 Marw.:
A poor skran o' a ting.

[Norw. dial. skrane, a lean, bony figure, skran, lean, skinny.]

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