Orkney-English results

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  1. verb
    1. emit smoke
    2. (of a fire) send smoke into a room
    3. emit a strong smell (e.g. urine on clothes)
  2. noun
    1. smoke
    2. stench  ☞ “My whit a reek wi that owld cloot!”
    • reek-hole hole in the roof of the old Orkney house through which the smoke passed
    • reekie brae
      There are several such placenames in Orkney where fires were lit to send smoke signals e.g. to request a ferry. (e.g Reekie Brae on Copinsay).