2. an awkward plight (Scottish and northern dialect)
3. a fray, a scrimmage (Scottish and northern dialect)
4. a rage (Scottish and northern dialect)
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SC-MAC has "From the Gaelic plaosgach a sudden noise, a flash, a blaze"
From: The Works of Robert Burns
Volume III, 1821
The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer
To the Scotch Representatives in the House of Commons
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