Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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STOUGH, n.? The context suggests the meaning “a false report, a fib”. [? stux] Kcd. 1897 Bards Ags. (Reid) 155:
We ken there [sic] a sough, though maybe a stough, That we in a sheuch flang royal Malcolm.

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