Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DALLY, n.2 “An interval in bad weather” (Mry. 1914 R. Cairns in Trans. Bnffsh. Field Club 25); a word used by Morayshire fishermen.

[Cf. Eng. dally, v., to linger, to delay, and Eng. (Chs.) dial. dally, n., a delay (E.D.D.).]

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