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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HITHERUM-DITHERUM, n. “A drying wind, good for clothes, peat. corn, etc.” (Kcb.4 1900).

[A fanciful reduplic. formation of hither + thither, imit. of the eddying nature of the wind.]

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"Hitherum-ditherum n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Dec 2023 <>



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