Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UPSLAAG, n. Also upshlaag (Edm.), uppslag (Jak.); and reduced forms upslay, upsilly (ne.Sc.). A change in weather, esp. from hard frost to milder conditions, a thaw, gen. associated with rain and a south wind (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak, (1928); Sh., Abd., Kcd. 1973); also defined as a cold, windy day (Kcd. 1921 T.S.D.C.), “a breaking up of fine weather” (Kcd. 1867 Jam., App.). [Sh. ′ʌpslɑg; Abd. ′ʌpsle] Abd. 1921  T.S.D.C.:
An upsilly day is one in which there is neither rain nor frost nor fine weather.
Sh. 1953  New Shetlander No. 35. 21:
Hit's göd ta lippen da upslaag, Whin snaa lies lang ida hill.

[Norw. dial. uppslag, a breaking-up, a thaw. The word seems to have been borrowed from Sh. into ne.Sc.]

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