Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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ESSCOCK, n.1 ne.Sc. name for the dipper, Cinclus aquaticus (Abd. 1885 C. Swainson Brit. Birds 30, 1903 G. Sim Fauna of “Dee” 83; Mry.1 c.1925).Sc. 1905 A. N. Simpson Fam. Sc. Birds 117:
In some districts this bird is known as the “Water-Cockie,” in others “Ess-Cock,” but perhaps more frequently “Water-Craw.”
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