Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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THOOG A POOG, n. A lie, a hoax, a leg-pull. Prob. a nonce idiosyncrasy. Peb. 1899 J. Grossart Chronicles 50:
“A ghost!” derisively snorted the Cooper, “ga' wa' mon, ga' wa', that's jist a thoog a poog, and ye've gane and spoilt a guid nicht's fishin'. But it wis rale shabby o' the scoondril tae fricht ye, Charlie, and sae mony braw fish in the water — that alane proved it a thoog a poog, and no a ghost ava.”

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