Entry from British & World English dictionary
nounScottish & Northern English
A steep ravine or precipice.
- The Heugh is a dark green hill, westward of the castle, terminating towards the harbour in a rocky cliff.
- It stands on a heugh or elevation up which gently ascends the Berwick and Carlisle turnpike from Kelso bridge.
- He therefore requested to be put ashore, and, from the top of a heugh or broken bank, enjoyed the scene much more to his satisfaction.
Late Middle English: from Old English hōh, of Germanic origin.
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