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Curglaff

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Ram Barkai of the International Ice Swimming Association swimming in Antarctica about to experience curglaff

noun - Curglaff refers to the shock felt in swimming when one first enters into cold water.

Usage[edit]

Ice swimmers experience curglaff at water temperatures near 0°C.

Origin[edit]

From John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 18th century.

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