Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SKAFER, n. Also skafild. A kind of rainbow which appears through a mist as a sign that the mist will shortly lift (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Sh. 1895 Williamson MSS. (27 March):
He'll be nae drowt da day. He's standin wi great skafilds about 'im.

[Orig. obscure.]

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