Orkney-English results

huik • hyuk noun

  1. large knife shaped like a sickle for cutting crop or turnips
  2. fish-hook
  • hyuken adjective cold-bitten • feeling the cold  ☞ “He wis aye sic a hyuken thing, always huddlan ower the fire”
  • huiketty-kruiketty adverb in a crooked fashion, in the old riddle:-
    Huiketty-kruiketty whar rins thoo? Clippit tail every year – whar speers thoo?
    Answer: a stream and its bank (the meadow grass was cut from the bank every year).