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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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TIORDIN, n. Also tjordin (Jak.). Thunder (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.), prob. a fisher taboo-word. [′tjɔrdɪn]

[Norw., Dan. torden, id., Norw. dial. toredun, a rumble of thunder.]

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