from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch preterit of laugh.


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  • He cud hardly keep his feet still, an 'he noddit his heid frae side to side, an' leuch, like's he was some noo-married king drivin 'awa' throo the streets o 'London till his honeymune.

    My Man Sandy

  • "Attention!" shouted Dauvid till his class; an 'Bandy Wobster -- wha was busy glowerin' at the drunkard's liver, an 'windrin' what like his ain was, nae doot -- strak in, without kennin ', wi'"Shoulder arms!" an 'the laddies roared an' leuch till you wud actually thocht they wudda wranged themsel's.

    My Man Sandy

  • Mester Blair leuch till I thocht he wudda wranged himsel '.

    My Man Sandy

  • Smith; an 'Bandy nodded his heid an' leuch, an 'says, "Man, Sandy's a perfeck genius as fac's ocht, I hinna heard onything like him."

    My Man Sandy

  • Stumpie's an awfu 'peppery budy, an' though the Smith leuch when he made his joke at the tailor's precentin ', Mertin got as raised as a wasp, and he yattered back -- "You'll maybe be better aff i' the ither place, wi 'your auld horse shune an' your smiddy reek, ye auld acowder ---- "

    My Man Sandy

  • "Cause it wudda lookit so fine -- Izik an 'Ribekka, d'ye see?" an 'they nickered an' leuch like a 'that.

    My Man Sandy

  • They just leuch at me, and said they were hurryin 'so they could hear Harry Lauder sing.

    Between You and Me

  • I gave Isaac a dram to kep his heart up, and he sung and leuch as if he had been boozing with some of his drucken cronies; for feint a hair cared he about auld kirkyards, or vouts, or dead folk in their winding-sheets, with the wet grass growing over them.

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  • When Jean was fillin 'her stoups, Rab Burns cam' up an 'began some nonsense or ither wi' her, an 'they talked an' leuch sae lang that it juist made me mad; to think, tae, that she should ha'e a word to say wi 'sic a lowse character as Rab Burns.

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  • At this, it is said, "Tam bodged and leuch;" and Tibby, observing how easily he took it, at length grew more calm.

    The Life of Thomas Telford


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