The Chambers Dictionary (Thumb-Index) Hardcover – 26 Aug 2011
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Another two favourite Old Scots words are included also, "shoogly" and "stushie". Brilliant words of description although "stushie" would never be seen on its own and would be described always as "a right stushie".
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