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Nubilus, Nubelus, a. [L. nūbilus, late L. nūbilōs-us, f. nūbēs cloud, F. nubileux, e.m.E. nubilous (1656).] Cloudy; lit. and fig. (Only in Bellenden's and Stewart's translations.) — lit. The air was nubilus and donk [L. gravi et nubilo aere] throw continual schouris of rane and sleit; Bell. Boece I. 139.
And all the lift baith dirk and nubelus, Perturbit wes with cloudis mervelus; Stewart 36207.
fig. To mak the mater … sa dirk and nubilus that na thing salbe sene clerelie in it quhat suld be done; Bell. Livy I. 302/29.

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