Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of dree.

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Examples

  • Gee thanks for that comment Nich, it's really cheered this dreigh Monday morning up.

    No nominations please

  • There they are that were capering on their prancing nags four days since, and they are now ganging as dreigh and sober as oursells the day.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Oh, cauld is the night, and the way dreigh and dreary,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Aweel, Wully was an unco praying kind o’ man; a dreigh body, nane o’ my kind, I never could abide the sight o’ him; onyway he was a great hand by his way of it, and he up and rebukit the Master for some of his ongoings.

    Summary of Events (continued)

  • The ASH is a manly tree, but "dreigh and dour" in the leafing; and yonder stands an Ash-grove like a forest of ships with bare poles in the docks of Liverpool.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • There they are that were capering on their prancing nags four days since, and they are now ganging as dreigh and sober as oursells the day.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Trow ye yon’s the gate to heaven, that ye are sae fain of? — maybe we will win there the night yet, God sain us, though our minny here’s rather dreigh in the upgang.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • --- maybe we will win there the night yet, God sain us, though our minny here's rather dreigh in the upgang. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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