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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

DOGGINDALES, “Clouds of mist lying on the hill sides. They are looked upon as a sign of southerly winds” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 39).

[Prob. the same word as Nhb. dial. donk-in-dales, a mist rising from hollow ground, from donk, Dunk, adj., n.1 + in + dale. The expression may not be genuine Bnff. dial.]

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