Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OWERBLAW, v. Also o'er. Sc. usage of Eng. overblow. See Blaw. To cover over or be covered with snow. Also in n.Eng. dial. Sc. 1745 Scots Mag. (June) 275:
Our ews will wander now, o'erblaw wi snaw, Or wylie Laurie takes them great and sma'.
s.Sc. 1809 T. Donaldson Poems 176:
I' winter when the snaw did fa', The wind wad ay the sheep o'erblaw.

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