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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOX-WRACK, BOXIE-VRACK, n. “A kind of sea-wrack” (Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn.); “Fucus pixidatus” (Sc. [ne.] 1911 S.D.D., boxie-vrack). Not known to our correspondents.

[So called because of the form of the air capsules which it carries. See Wrack-box.]

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"Box-wrack n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jul 2024 <>



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