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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SNEESL, v. Also snisl. To rain, hail, or snow very slightly, to begin to rain or snow (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1971). Vbl.n. sneeslin, a slight shower, drizzle. [snizl]Sh. 1962 New Shetlander No. 63. 13:
A caald wind, a sneeslin o easterly rain, piled clouds, made da park we were wirkin in an uncomfortable spot.

[Orig. obscure. Phs. for *neistle (see Neist) with prothetic s-, influenced by Norw. sne, snow.]

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