Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UPLOWSIN, vbl.n. Also uplowsen, upplousin. A thaw (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), upplousin, 1914 Angus Gl., uplowsen, Sh. 1973). [′ʌplʌuzin] Sh. 1933  J. Gray Lowrie 155:
Dir shure ta be a uplowsin.
Sh. 1949  New Shetlander No. 19. 43:
Seggie burn spilling ower wi' da week afore's uplowsin.

[Up + lowsin, Lowse. v.1, 6. (4).]

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