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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

TOOG, n. Also tug (Jak.); tuack (Ork. 1866 Edm. Gl.), tui(c)k, towick; tuag. A small knoll, mound or hillock, esp. one covered with tufts of coarse grass or heather, a tussock, mole hill, etc. (Sh., Ork. 1966 Edm. Gl.; Cai. 1905 E.D.D., tuag; Ork. 129 Marw., tuack; Sh. (toog), Ork. (tuack), Cai. (tuag) 1972). [′tu:(ə)g, ′tuək]Sh. 1756 J. Mill Diary (S.H.S.) 153:
Eastward to the north Stony Pund to two tuicks on the height.
Sh. 1771 Old-Lore Misc. IV. i. 34:
A green towick or hillock.
Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 240:
I toucht dat I dang mi fit in a peerie toog.
Ork. 1913 Old-Lore Misc. VI. iv. 183:
One old fellow, staggering homewards along a smooth and level road, remarked to a more youthful companion, “I wad deu fine if hid wisna for a the tuacks.”
Sh. 1959 New Shetlander No. 51. 12:
A rabbit ran fae its bül in a heddery toog on the slope below.

[Too, n.1, + -ag, -ek, -Ock, suff.]

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