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GUEST,Observer Scots Word: Sproose (from Corries) (41) RE: Scots Word: Sproose (from Corries) 25 Jul 19


Is "Sproose" the correct spelling, or is that what it sounds like?

Taking the title of the song "The Heiland House Hunter" it is more likely that the word is "spruce" which means to "tidy". Someone selling their house would "spruce" it up before anyone came to see it.

Only a suggestion as I do not know the song or the context in which the word appears.


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