scaur

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scaur

(skɔːr)
n
a Scot variant of scar1
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Now scaur and ravine changed and rolled back to jagged mountains on the horizon's edge, and now broke into hills lower and lower, till at last came the true plains.
Our cottage was just a couple of minutes' walk to the sandy, family-friendly beach, where a wealth of sealife can be found in the ledges of rock, known as scaurs, which reach out to sea.
I had the merit of making a grand tour in quest of old Ballads in the course of which besides the risque of swamping in bogs & breaking my neck over scaurs I encountered the formidable hardships of sleeping upon peat-stacks & eating mutton slain by no common butcher but deprived of life by the Judgement of God as a Coroners inquest would express themselves.