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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

OWER-SKELLY, adj. Also owskelly. Used to describe a windy day with bright, glittering clouds (Ork. 1929 Marw.), hard and clear, of the sky. [′ʌu(ər)sk(j)ɛli]

[Ower, phs. = overhead, + Skellie, adj.2]

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