Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HAAR, n.1 2. Add quots.: ne.Sc. 1979  Alastair Mackie in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 64:
And haar theeks the sea...
I hae the sea's instability and showdin;
my centre is a swither, an unsiccar shakky foond.
m.Sc. 1986  Colin Mackay The Song of the Forest 14:
Mungo in his cloak snores peacefully from time to time. Before dawn there is the white haar of the thawing snow.
Fif. 1986  Harry D. Watson in Joy Hendry Chapman 43-4 163:
Faces swam up out of the numbing haar, hands gesticulating, a cacophony of voices: ...
m.Sc. 1991  Donald Goodbrand Saunders in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 137:
A firtree stauns his lane
On a dreich norlan scar;
He dwynes in sleep, as winter
Haps him in a plaid o haar.
em.Sc. 1992  Ian Rankin Strip Jack (1993) 95:
It was dark outside, and foggy too, a haar drifting in across the city from the North Sea. In a haar, Edinburgh seemed to shift backwards through time.
em.Sc. 2000  James Robertson The Fanatic 302:
The sun was shining over there too, and there wasn't a trace of haar in the firth.

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