Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SMOCHER, v. To breathe thickly, to snuffle, to have difficulty in breathing. [′smoxər] Abd. 1825 Jam.:
Smocherin' wi' the cauld.
Abd. 1875 G. MacDonald Malcolm xii.:
Instead o' lea'in' the warl' ahint him whan he dees, he thinks to lie smorin' an' smocherin' i' the mools.

[Conflation of Smore and Snocher.]

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