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Friday, August 06, 2010

yeuk

\YOOK\ , noun;
1.
An itching sensation.
verb:
1.
To itch.
Quotes:
"Gives me the yeuk to watch you, laddie!"
-- Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber
It was somewhere between a slow-spreading numbness and a yeuk. The doctor was already back in view with the stringy roots that would provide relief.
-- Judith Barsemian, In some forgotten realm
Origin:
Yeuk survives mostly in Scotland and Northern England.
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