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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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DAYFELLY, n. “Low-flying white mist, generally in a ‘slack’ (hollow or depression) —said to cause potato-blight” (Ork. 1973 Orcadian (20 Dec.)). [Orig. obscure. ? Cf. Ork. Norn dyuivo, Norw. dial. djuv, a hollow, depression, dyvle, a deep little wet place, a bog.]

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