Words and Phrases



shaky; unsteady

Alternative spelling/meaning:

shoogly; shookly

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Precepts of Andy Saul by F E Sinclair Crichton

“Watch yourself now, Miss Hazel!” called Andy as I crossed them;
“them boords is a bit shoogly,
but A’m for changin’ them the morra.”
I suppressed a smile,
well knowing for how many morrows the planks would likely stand.

(London: McCaw, Stevenson & Orr Ltd., 1913), p 10.

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