A girl sits reading in a neuk.
Neuk is Scottish for corner or nook.
An example of a neuk is a window seat tucked under the stairs.
Scot. a nook; corner
- (Scotland) A corner; a nook. A fairy fiddler frae the neuk, [nook] - "Robert Burns", by William Allan Neilson (1917)
- (Scotland) A bend (e.g. in a coast) ...the fleet, after exploring the harbours, had doubled the East Neuk, passed safely through St Andrews Bay, and entered the Firth of Tay. --Chronicles of Strathearn (1896) - Rev. John Hunter.