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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SKIRMISH, n., v.1 Also in vbl.n. skirmishin. Sc. usage: a slight drifting snowfall, a flurry of snow (ne.Sc. 1970).

[Cf. the somewhat sim. semantic development of Eng. flurry.]

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"Skirmish n., v.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Mar 2023 <>



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