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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

STROAG, n., v. Also strogg (Jak.). To stroll, gad about; to plod, trudge laboriously (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); I.Sc. 1971). [strog]Sh. 1933 J. Gray Lowrie 20:
Twa lasses gyaan stroagin aboot.
Sh. 1952 J. Hunter Taen wi da Trow 89:
Stroagin up da heights be aest.

[Poss. two different words have become confused here, Norw. dial. stroka, to gad about, to stroll, and Strug, n.1, q.v.]

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