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Sunday, March 19, 2006

curglaff

The shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into the cold water.
- John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808

Must come from the exclamation the Scots let out in such and event, "Curglaff, that's cold!"

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