Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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LOUR, v., adj. I. 1. Add to defin.: Also fig.
Add quot.: em.Sc. 1999  James Robertson The Day O Judgement 17:
An yersel, O Pilate, div ye no see
The lourin chynge an thraw o fate,
That thon's the verra Man wis panelled
Afore your coort when ye wis great?

Add: III. n. An overcast 1979  Alastair Mackie in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 65:
At best short sun-blinks
atween the weety louer o cloods

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