scaur


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scaur

(skɔːr)
n
a Scot variant of scar1
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1) Haply on swiftest steed, Or in the flying car, Now they approach the glen, West of white Oea's scaur. They will be vanquished: Dread are our warriors, dread Theseus our chieftain's men.
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.
It was another good week forTerregles as they overcame a tricky trip to Scaur with John Howie netting twice, Gary White and Eddie McKeand also scoring to give them the three points.
The short section I cycle down takes me past Fort Scaur, an imposing 19th century fortress designed to protect the Naval Dockyard from enemies attacking from the South Shore beaches.
Bend 'gainst the steepy hill thy breast, Burst down like torrent from its crest; With short and springing footstep pass The trembling bog and false morass; Across the brook like roebuck bound, And thread the brake like questing hound; The crag is high, the scaur is deep, Yet shrink not from the desperate leap (Canto Third, XIII: 1-12) From the steep promontory gazed The stranger, raptured and amazed [...] 'But now,--beshrew yon nimble deer,-- [...] the war and chase Give little choice of resting place [...]'.
The daughter of Cape Cross was bred by John Wills, who keeps seven mares at his White Scaur Farm, in the shadow of Skiddaw, one of the Lake District's highest peaks, and who bred Rising Cross from a mare he bought out of a selling hurdle eight years ago.
(11) So even in the fifth-century Turin palimpsest at Scaur. 50, where, the consonant apart, atque is used in an improbable position, and is obviously caused by the atque three words before.
Aiden Montgomery also scored on Sunday at Penpont as Riverside took Scaur to extra time but the home side ran out winners thanks to goals from Leigh Hyslop, Fergus Waugh, Corey Meechan, Drife Finlay and Sam Kelly.
Leyden & I have just concluded an excursion of a week or two thro' my jurisdiction of Selkirkshire where in defiance of mountains, rivers & peat-Bogs Damp & Dry, we have penetrated the very recesses of Ettricke foreste to which district if I have ever the happiness of wellcoming you [sic], you will be convinced that I am truly the Sheriff of the Cairn & the Scaur. (73) Scott's second visit probably occurred in late August or early September of the same year.
STRONG ROOTS: Eddie Durrant (left) and Les Jones with a tuber which will be the source of an abundance of dahlias Picture: LISA CAREY; IN FULL BLOOM: Eddie's garden in the summer; VARIETY: Scaur Swinton (top), a show display (above) and Kiwi Gloria (below), one of Eddie's creations