Words and Phrases
nuik

“nuik”

Meaning:

alcove; corner; nook

Alternative spelling/meaning:

neuk

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Haunted Hill by George Francis Savage-Armstrong

Mang a’ the lanesome nuiks in Airds
by night there’s nane sae eerie.
Thon Castle Hill is haunted groun’,
by elves an’ ghaists it’s guarded

Excerpt from To M.H. by Barney McGlone

Think o’ Whan we met and parted,
and o’ a’ we felt atween -
whiles sae gleesome, whiles doon-hearted -
in yon cosy neuk at e’en

Excerpt from To the Potatoe by James Orr

Ere in some neuk, wi’ goose and gander, he share the wisp


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