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heugh

alt. 1 (context Scotland English) A steep crag or cliff, especially one with overhanging sides 2 (context Scotland English) A glen with steep, overhanging sides 3 (context Scotland English) A steep excavation, especially a coal pit n. 1 (context Scotland English) A steep crag or cliff, especially one with overhanging sides 2 (context Scotland English) A glen with steep, overhanging sides 3 (context Scotland English) A steep excavation, especially a coal pit

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Heugh

Heugh \Heugh\, n. [Cf. Hogh.]

  1. A crag; a cliff; a glen with overhanging sides. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

  2. A shaft in a coal pit; a hollow in a quarry. [Scot.]

Usage examples of "heugh".

There the twins 3 4 Ken Follett lived, in a village called Heugh, a long row of low stone houses marching uphill like a staircase.

Father looked sternly at Jay and said: I hear you went down Heugh pit last night.

He was leaving Esther, his friend and ally, although he hoped to rescue her from Heugh before too long.

Mack thought of his twin, Esther, still carrying coal up the ladders of Heugh pit fifteen hours a day, waiting for the letter that would release her from a lifetime of slavery.

In Heugh everyone spoke the same: even the Jamissons had a softened version of the Scots dialect.

I was a coal miner at Heugh, near Edinburgh, until you wrote and told me I was a free man.

It had never occurred to Mack, or anyone in Heugh, that miners could strike.

And Esther was still determined to leave Heugh as soon as Mack could save the money.

Other than his clothes, there was just his Robinson Crusoe, the broken iron collar he had brought from Heugh, and the fur cloak Lizzie had given him.

It looked as though a couple of hundred people might live there: it was not much bigger than Heugh, the village where Mack had been born, but it seemed a cheerful, prosperous place, with houses of wood painted white and green.

He has been pastor at Heugh forfifteen Years and he is my oldest friend.

Heugh, Heugh,- a damned complex situation as the Doctor will learn when he comes here: he will be finely amazed.

They had now descended the broad loaning, which, winding round the foot of the steep bank, or heugh, brought them in front of the thatched, but comfortable, farm-house, which was the dwelling of Hobbie Elliot and his family.

So Heugh and its manors are mine as well as Ruthsson and Trewick and some smaller farms.

But Pierre is a mercenary, and I do not want him to begin to think Heugh is his.