Words and Phrases
stour

“stour”

Meaning:

  • bustle or commotion;
  • smoke particles, dust

Alternative spelling/meaning:

  • stoor
  • stoorie or stoury - dusty

In Literature:

Excerpt from Tha Wheechin Princess by BBC Tellytales - Translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

We’r that quick, we’r that strang - we’ll can gae richt stoorie!

Excerpt from Scartin' Midges by Charlie Gillen

Bink heid, bink bottom, rackens, an’ stoor,
stannin’ on a heather bag or an oul’ half dure

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