Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MUGGRY, adj. Misty, drizzling (Ork. 1929 Marw.). Cf. muggy s.v. Mug, n.3 Hence muggerafeu, moggro-fue, muggaty-fue, a misty, drizzlinng day (Ork. 1922 J. Firth Reminisc. 153, Ork. 1963). Ork. 1929  Marw.:
Hid's just a muggro-fue.
Ork. 1956  C. M. Costie Benjie's Bodle 104:
A fine muggerafeu fae the sooth-west.

[Appar. a freq. deriv. of Mug, n.3 The element -fue may represent Norw. dial. fuka, sea-fog, thick drizzle.]

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