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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WAUK, adj. Sc. form of Eng. †wake, awake, not sleeping.Gsw. 1863 J. Young Ingle Nook 88:
I roved about frae star to star, An' saw them a' half wauk, half dreamin'.

[Shortened form of awauk, awake. See Awauk.]

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