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  • It swam ashore, emerged a melancholy "drookit" spectacle, and dashed into the nearest underwood.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers

  • The Hungarian is "drookit" and looks as though he's just slid down one of the flumes at the Time Capsule in his suit.

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  • It was cold out last night however and I thought if I put such a drookit little creature outside it would die very quickly.

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  • It was cold out last night however and I thought if I put such a drookit little creature outside it would die very quickly.

    Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie.

  • 'Gun,' he shouted to Angelique, both of them instantly pointing their weapons at the backs of two drookit figures who were getting to their feet, machine guns swinging from straps around their shoulders.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • In fact, we had not gone far, when a really characteristic tropical shower baptized us properly, and continued during the whole of the rest of the day, the result being, as may be imagined, that we arrived at "Copacabana" like the proverbial "drookit mice."

    Argentina from a British Point of View

  • They will bring forward Edinburgh, or that drookit hole of a Glasgow, as if they were fit to be compared with the real metropolis.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • You have nothing upon your head, and no gloves on your arms, and the grass is drookit.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • The aspect of the whole band may be described in the language of Sandy Black, who, beholding his friends after the fray, remarked that they were all "dirty and drookit."

    The Settler and the Savage

  • Large as the Yarrow was, and it appeared impassable by any living creature, Hector had made his escape early in the morning, had swam the river, and was sitting, 'like a drookit hen,' on a knoll at the east end of the house, awaiting my arrival with great impatience.

    Anecdotes of Dogs

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  • Wet, drenched (Scots).

    November 27, 2007