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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hail-schour, n. Also: haill-, hayle-. [ME. hayle schour, OE. hæᵹel-scúr.] A hail-shower. — c1475 Wall. x. 857.
The derff schot draiff as thik as a haill schour
c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 178.
A cloud of arowis as hayle schour lousit thay
1513 Doug. ix. xi. 16.
Als thik as the hail schour hoppys and dyngis In furdys schald

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