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cleuch

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Pronunciation: /kluːx
 
/
(also cleugh)

Definition of cleuch in English:

noun

Scottish
A steep valley or ravine.
Example sentences
  • When did you first climb Ben Cleuch?
  • This traverse round the top of Maurice's Cleuch takes you to within a few feet of the enormous summit cairn and from the viewpoint on a clear day you can see as far as the hills of Antrim in the west and Lochnagar in the north.
  • I was certainly cheered when, near Calf Craig, the binoculars showed a figure dropping westwards off the Cleuch plateau.

Origin

Middle English: variant of clough.

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