Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry with a shrill voice.
- n. A shrill cry; a squall.
- n. The wild radish (see radish); also, the charlock, Jamieson.
“So then" there was a bit more-raised voices, like-and then the crack of a belt on a bum, and the sort of skelloch ye could hear across six fields.”
“But she turned white when she saw him, sir, and let out a wee skelloch.”
“Twas a month past, I heard the lass let out a rare skelloch, and such a kebbie-lebbie o" bangin" and crashin-, as ye'd think the whole stable was comin" doon aboot my head.”
“Something flees at him wi a vengeance, maist dang him back owerbang gaed the knights pistol, and Hutcheon, that held the ladder, and my gudesire that stood beside him, hears a loud skelloch.”
“Something flees at him wi a vengeance, maist dang him back owerbang! gaed the knights pistol, and Hutcheon, that held the ladder, and my gudesire, that stood beside him, hears a loud skelloch.”
“A 'the time we lay there it lowped and flang and capered and span like a teetotum, and whiles we could hear it skelloch as it span.”
“Syne, upon a suddenty, and wi 'the ae dreidfu' skelloch, Tod sprang up frae his hinderlands and fell forrit on the wab, a bluidy corp.”
“Something flees at him wi 'a vengeance, maist dang him back ower -- bang! gaed the knight's pistol, and Hutcheon, that held the ladder, and my gudesire, that stood beside him, hears a loud skelloch.”
“Syne, upon a suddenty, and wi 'the ae driedfu' skelloch, Tod sprang up frae his hinderlands and fell forrit on the wab,”
David Balfour, Second Part Being Memoirs Of His Adventures At Home And Abroad, The Second Part: In Which Are Set Forth His Misfortunes Anent The Appin Murder; His Troubles With Lord Advocate Grant; Captivity On The Bass Rock; Journey Into Holland And France; And Singular Relations With James More Drummond Or Macgregor, A Son Of The Notorious Rob Roy, And His Daughter Catriona
“They say, that at twal o'clock that same nicht, the door o 'that room aye gaed tu, an' that naebody daur touch 't, for the heat o 'the han'le o' 't; an 'syne cam the skreighin' an 'the moanin', an 'the fearsome skelloch at the last, an' a rum'le like thun'er, an 'i' the mornin 'there was the wa' oot!”
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