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  • n. A ditch.


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  • I lie backward on the grass, my arm falling in a sheugh.

    The Bloomsday Dead

  • As ever lap a sheugh or dyke; [leapt, ditch, wall]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Sheugh — sheugh! — awa wi’ye, that hae spilled sae muckle blude, and now wad save your ain — awa wi’ye for a railing Rabshakeh, a cursing Shimei, a bloodthirsty Doeg! —

    Old Mortality


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  • A ditch or a trench (Scots).

    Colloquially (and somewhat crassly), it can also be used to mean the space between the buttocks, as in: "the sweat is running doon the sheugh of my arse".

    August 18, 2009