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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KYRIE, n. A variant of Carry, n.1, 6., the motion of the clouds before the wind.Ags. 1929 Scots Mag. (Feb.) 324:
Nearer and nearer came the boom of the wind as the clouds, scurrying over from the sea, shut out the young moon and drove the rain onwards with them to the north, sure sign of bad weather, for there is an old saying in these parts that “when the kyrie seeks the hill, guid weather it will spill.”

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