Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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LUG, n.1, v.1 I. 8. Add: to make lang lugs, to eavesdrop, try to overhear. Slk. 1822 Hogg Perils of Man (1972) xii.:
Let us draw slyly near to the twasome, and make lang lugs, to try if we can learn ony mair about that same beuk.

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