One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveScottish, Northern English
- ‘The water was a bit stoury at first, due to how fine the sand was and fifteen pairs of fins all kicking off from the beach.’
- ‘After the bulldozers methodically razed the area, so that stoory rubble stretched as far as the developers’ eyes could see, two or three little buildings, a tiny raggle of pubs and betting shops, remained erect.’
- ‘It wis that pitch black and stoory inside that ye could see nothin’ even if ye pressed richt up the gless.’
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