rochness

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

roch +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

rochness (uncountable)

  1. roughness
    • 1895, Ian Maclaren, A Doctor of the Old School, page 175:
      He hed juist ae faut, tae ma thinkin’, for a’ never jidged the waur o’ him for his titch of rochness—guid trees hae gnarled bark—but he thotched ower little o’ himsel’.
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  2. abundance, plenty, bounty