from The Century Dictionary.

  • To move or glide swiftly along; also, to rub or rasp along.


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  • a nicht or twa, an 'got a puckle triangles an' parilelly grams into my heid, I'll be fit to gie a scrieve on the watter question, or the scaffies 'wadges, that'll garr some o' oor Toon Cooncillers crook their moos.

    My Man Sandy


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  • Now I've a hole in the ground down there two stepladders deep, though presently its length is perhaps no greater than twelve feet, if you count the nose cone. Still I've got myself beneath the gas, water and electric, the frost and sewer lines, and broken a bit past the edge of where the house sits on the lot, wholly free and clear of its domain; moreover the rte. had been scrieving pretty well, I was feeling a quiet elation, when the earth above me turned soft and fell like plop on my head, shoulders. and half-chest...

    - William Gass, The Tunnel

    June 5, 2009