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  • It hardly seems like a year ago we were driving away on a very driech sunday afternoon thinking "That was too short...."

    Haircut.

  • However, that would only be an approximation, just as "slimy, depressing, drizzly weather" is an approximation for "driech."

    languagehat.com: THINKING FULL WELL.

  • However, that would only be an approximation, just as 'slimy, depressing, drizzly weather' is an approximation for 'driech.'

    languagehat.com: THINKING FULL WELL.

  • If they're no 'guid, they get mair an' mair driech the langer they preach; even their auld sermons, when they turn the barrel an 'start at the boddom o' her, appear to get driecher than ever.

    My Man Sandy

  • "Well, and that's a driech subject, too, but Donald Roy would a hantle rather die with claymore in hand and the whiddering steel aboot his head than be always fearing to pay the piper," said the young Highlander blithely.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • During the next three years (and that is a long driech time) I made many excuses for not going down to Eden Valley.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • 'Autumn' is around the corner, while a 'driech' (a potent Scots word which means exactly what you think it does) summer is behind us.

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  • And there will be the lovers too for whom there iss the driech wait, forby (besides) that maybe their dearest will be lying under the rowans with their een steekit (eyes fixed) in death. "

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • "You are a bloodthirsty maid," said I. "Well, I know it is good to sew and spin, and to make samplers," she said, "but if you were to do nothing else in the great world, I think you will say yourself it is a driech business; and it is not that I want to kill, I think.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • Na, it was a driech employ, and praise the Lord that I have warstled through with it! "

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

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  • Isn't this a fabulous word. Perfectly describes the weather we're having in the West of Scotland just now!

    January 13, 2007