Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BOAR'S HEAD, n.phr. See quot.: Sc. 1863 Edb. New Philosoph. Jnl. XVIII. 224:
The fragment of a rainbow in the north, which is called the “Boar's Head”, makes the boatmen keep a look-out for wind.

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