Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BARBER, n.2 A freezing mist on the seashore in calm, frosty weather.Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
Barber, a haze which rises from the surface of water with a very keen freezing. [Also known to Sh.4]Bnff.2 1932:
“Sharp this mornin'.” “Aye, the barber looks like lestin' a gey feylie.”Mearns (coast) 1932 (per Mry.2):
Barber, a freezing mist.
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