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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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OWERGA, n. An expanse of dark clouds rising to overcast the sky (Slk. 1964).Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
The owrega' was risin' up ayont Tinnis Hill.

[Ower + ga, reduced form of Gae, v., A. 1.]

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"Owerga n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Mar 2024 <>



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