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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CRAWS, Found in phr. wae's my craws! dear me!, “used as expressive of great sympathy” (Mearns 1825 Jam.2).Ags. 1819 A. Balfour Campbell I. xviii.:
But wae's my craws! our gudeman gat's head fu' o' nonsense.
Fif. 1841 C. Gray Lays and Lyrics 220:
But wae's my craws! she canna think.

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"Craws n. pl.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Dec 2023 <>



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