Burk and Hare robbing a grave, police bursting through the cemetery gate, and with Burk commenting on the weather.
The Scottish Word:


“Burk and Hare were liftit on a dreich morning. – Probably.”


Dreich: dull/bleak/miserable.

“Burk and Hare were arrested on a wet rainy miserable morning. – Probably.”

For those that don’t know – Burke and Hare were infamous body snatchers.

Or as it has been pointed out, they rather avoided the middleman (undertaker) and the digging, in that they committed murder to acquire nice fresh bodies to sell.

[dreich spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]
The Scottish Word: dreich with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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