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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GANDAGUSTER, n. “A strong, sudden gust of wind, a strong, sweeping wind; a storm, esp. of short duration” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Also gander-, gandigust (Jak.); gyndagooster. Cf. Gandiegow, n., 2.Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 250:
Da rain hamed an' da wind banged ta wast wi' a perfect gyndagooster.

[Sh. gander, a high wind, a strong gust of wind, + Gouster, q.v.]

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