Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HITHERUM-DITHERUM, n. “A drying wind, good for clothes, peat. corn, etc.” (Kcb.4 1900).

[A fanciful reduplic. formation of hither + thither, imit. of the eddying nature of the wind.]

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