Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FIGGERIN, n. A light snow-flake. [′fɪgərin] Ork. 1929 Marw.:
The're no muckle snow coman oot yet — just twa'r tree figgerins.

[Vbl.n. of *figger, to fall in flakes, appar. ad. Norw. dial. fjukra, id. Cf. Norw. fyk(e), (to) drift, of snow, Dan. fyge, O.N. fjúka, id.]

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