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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HAUGULL, n., v.

I. n. A cold damp wind which blows from the sea during summer (ne.Sc. 1808 Jam.).

II. v. Of weather: to be drizzling, cold, damp, found only as ppl.adj. haugullin' (Fif. 1825 Jam.); of wind: to blow intermittently, to die down during the day and spring up again towards evening, found only as ppl.adj. hagglin (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 73).

[Norw. havgul, a sea-breeze, esp. one that rises in the afternoon and blows landwards in warm weather, O.N. hafgola, id., from haf, sea + gol(a), breeze. Cf. Gull, n.1]

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"Haugull n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Jun 2024 <>



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