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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FYAG, n. Also feyag (Edm.), fja(a)g (Jak.). [fjɑ:g]

1. A slight or fine shower of rain or snow, a drizzle (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)); “close warm rain accompanied by wind” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.).

2. Fine meal, the dust of meal (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1914 Angus Gl.; Sh.12 1950).

[Appar. a variant of Norn fjog, Norw. dial. and O.N. -fok, flying particles, as of snow, etc. The vowel is irregular.]

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