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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HASK, n.3 A haze on the horizon (Sh. 1897 J. Jakobsen Norsk in Sh. 69, 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1956).Sh. 1898 Junda Klingrahool 22:
A skubby hask hings, icet-gray, An da sun is never bön seen da day.

Hence haskie, adj., hazy (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.), with wind or drizzle (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).

[A variant of Ask, n.1, q.v. prob. orig. O.N. aska, ashes, from its colour.]

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