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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOMACIE, n. Thunderstorm.Ayr. 1825 Jam.2:
“It looks like a bomacie,” it bodes a thunder-storm.

[Perhaps a popular formation from bom (boom), imitative of thunder.]

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"Bomacie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Feb 2023 <>



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