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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

FEUCHTERn, v.

I. n. A slight fall of snow (Ags. c.1880 L. Spence in Sc. Daily Mail (22 June 1949); Sc. 1911 S.D.D.; Bnff.2 1943).

II. v. Of snow: to fall lightly, to come down in odd flakes.Ags. c.1840 Jervise MS.:
It's feuchterin on o' snaw.

[Phs. a variant of Flauchter, n.1 2. For the loss of l, cf. pyoo for plew, Pleuch, byoo for Blue, etc.]

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