Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See teuch.

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  • adjective Northumbria, Scotland tough, stubborn

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Examples

  • He's a teugh carle, Elshie! he grips like a smith's vice. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • But dinna ye fear, mither, I'm ower teugh to be gotten the better o 'by the likes o' them.

    The Garret and the Garden

  • My auld, ga'd gleyde o 'a meere has huch-yall'd up hill and down brae, in Scotland and England, as teugh and birnie as a vera devil wi' me.

    The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham

  • Scotland and England, as teugh and birnie as a very deil wi 'me.

    The Letters of Robert Burns

  • She’ll be as teugh as bow-strings and bend-leather!”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He’s a teugh carle Elshie! he grips like a smith’s vice.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • “Weel, then, ye maun ken we’re starving, as I said before, and have been mair days than ane; and the Major has sworn that he expects relief daily, and that he will not gie ower the house to the enemy till we have eaten up his auld boots, — and they are unco thick in the soles, as ye may weel mind, forby being teugh in the upper-leather.

    Old Mortality

  • "Weel, then, ye maun ken we're starving, as I said before, and have been mair days than ane; and the Major has sworn that he expects relief daily, and that he will not gie ower the house to the enemy till we have eaten up his auld boots, -- and they are unco thick in the soles, as ye may weel mind, forby being teugh in the upper-leather.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • "Weel, then, ye maun ken we're starving, as I said before, and have been mair days than ane; and the Major has sworn that he expects relief daily, and that he will not gie ower the house to the enemy till we have eaten up his auld boots, -- and they are unco thick in the soles, as ye may weel mind, forby being teugh in the upper-leather.

    Old Mortality, Volume 2.

  • She'll be as teugh as bow-strings and bend-leather! "

    The Bride of Lammermoor

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