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scaur

[skär]
(geology)
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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.
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.
Jeff Lainton was third with a cod of 7lb 4.5oz from Redcar Scaurs.