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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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GLAURSEL, adj. Completely covered with mud, bemired (Dmf. 1954; Rxb. 1954 Hawick News (18 June)).Peb. 1950:
The rain left the closs glaursel.
Slk. 1954:
Ye're glaursel; your feet are glaursel.

[From Glaur, n.1, 1. The second element is doubtful. A derivation from the phr. glaur (it)sel has been suggested. Cf. saut's sel s.v. Saut, I. 3. (3), and Sel, pron.]

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