Definitions

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  • n. A sea urchin.
  • n. A hedgehog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A northern English and Scotch form of urchin.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And I was e’en as great a gomeral to let ye persuade me to lie up here amang the blankets like a hurcheon, instead o’ gaun to the wappen-schaw like other folk.

    Old Mortality

  • a gomeral to let ye persuade me to lie up here amang the blankets like a hurcheon, instead o 'gaun to the wappen-schaw like other folk.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • "Deil a fear," said Meg; "it was auld Sim o 'Glower-ower-'em, the wizened auld hurcheon [hedgehog], that set a big thruch stane ower his first wife; and when he buried his second in the neist grave, he just turned the broad flat stone.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

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