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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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BLUE-BORE, n. “A rift in the clouds” (Bnff.2, Abd.2, Abd.9 1935). See also Bore, n.1, (4).Sc. 1846 Anon. The Muckomachy (based on W. Drummond Polemo-Middinia) 42:
If chance the pack'd clouds, in their flight, Open a blue-bore in the sky.

[O.Sc. blew bore, an opening in the clouds, showing the blue sky (1639) (D.O.S.T.).]

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