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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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ONDAG, n. A shower, a heavy fall of rain (Abd.19 1930; Bnff., Ags. 1964). Used fig. in quot. [′ondag]Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 83:
For an onding o' women, an ondag o' men Hid cluttert the place as far's it cud sten'.

[On-, pref.1, + Dag, a shower.]

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