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- n. Plural form of neuk.
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I had the task of launching into the sky all the seabirds from all the cliffs of Shetland: the shags and razorbills from the boulders at the sea edge, the guillemots and kittiwakes from the open faces of rock, the gannets from their shantytowns along ridge backs and fault lines, the fulmars from the tussocked neuks below the cliff lip, and the puffins from their burrows in the turf on the top.
I felt the tears in my eyes, and, wondering at myself, I cast a stealthy glance at the men about me; and I saw that they, too, were looking through their hearts 'windows upon firesides and ingle-neuks that gleamed from far.
_Bartley Fallon: _ The sort that will be in it will be a bad sort -- sievemakers and tramps and neuks.
Glasgow -- Sae they sune came to an agreement to take a 'the idolatrous statues of sants (sorrow be on them!) out o' their neuks -- And sae the bits o 'stane idols were broken in pieces by
(sorrow be on them) out o 'their neuks --- and sae the bits o' stane idols were broken in pieces by Scripture warrant, and flung into the Molendinar burn, and the auld kirk stood as crouse as a cat when the flaes are kaimed aff her, and a 'body was alike pleased.
And luik upo 'this bit hoosie,' at I ca 'my ain, and they a' helpit me to bigg, but as a lean-to til the hoose at hame, for I'm no awa frae it or them -- jist as that hoose and this hoose and a 'the hooses are a' jist but bairnies 'hooses, biggit by themsels aboot the big flure o' thy kitchie and i 'the neuks o' the same -- wi 'yer ain truffs and stanes and divots, sir.'
I hae made a fire 'at's baith big an' bricht, an 'fit to ro'st Belzebub -- an' I beg your pardon, laird -- but it's some days -- I micht say ooks -- sin 'there was a fire intil 't, an' the place needs time to tak the heat intil its auld neuks. "