Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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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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